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3513 :15x01 - Ep. #3513

Mar/23/2001
Taylor learns from Morgan and Tim that they intend to move her upstairs to the living room. Taylor learns that Tim has two dogs outside the door which will attack her if she tries to escape. Rick is upset after seeing Deacon kissing Amber. Amber insists to Deacon that she wants to be with Rick and not him. Brooke convinces her son to call off the wedding.
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3514 :15x02 - Ep. #3514

Mar/26/2001
Amber is shocked after learning Rick wants to call off the wedding and she tries to convince him that she wants to be with him. Taylor tries to convince Morgan to let her go. Deacon remains determined to be with Amber.
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3515 :15x03 - Ep. #3515

Mar/27/2001
Amber blames Deacon for ruining her relationship with Rick. Bridget makes plans to go out with the fake ID she has acquired. Ridge is worried that something bad has happened to Taylor.
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3516 :15x04 - Ep. #3516

Mar/28/2001
Deacon gets Bridget and her friends into the club. Morgan tells Taylor she has to call Ridge and say that everything is fine and that she wont be coming home. Morgan makes plans to comfort an upset Ridge after Taylor's call.
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3517 :15x05 - Ep. #3517

Mar/29/2001
Brooke tries to find put where her daughter has been and she isn't happy when she finds out. Morgan tries to manipulate and seduce Ridge. Taylor thinks of a way to call Ridge.
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3518 :15x06 - Ep. #3518

Mar/30/2001
Ridge tells Morgan to put her clothes back on. Morgan approaches him seductively, assuring him that Taylor isn’t coming back. Morgan rubs Ridge’s back, promising that she can help him move on. Ridge insists that this isn’t the kind of help he needs and asks Morgan to leave, but Morgan refuses. Taylor may have abandoned him, but she’s not going to. Morgan starts kissing him passionately, but he pushes her away. Taylor tries to get Steffy to find her cell phone, explaining they can go home if she can find it. While Steffy is looking in Morgan’s room for the phone, Tim returns and wants to know where Steffy is. To stall for time, Taylor asks Tim to get her a glass of water. Steffy finds the phone and finally figures out how to work it. Ridge starts to tremble when he answers the phone and hears Steffy’s voice, but Morgan watches with alarm. Alexandra breaks it to Deacon that she’s watching little Eric while Amber meets Rick. She tries unsuccessfully to talk Deacon out of following Amber there. Amber wants to know why Rick called off the wedding, and Rick is surprised by Amber’s apparent confusion. Amber is frustrated by Rick’s attitude and assures him that she’d never cross the line with Deacon. Amber tells Rick she doesn’t want to lose him and reminds him how much she loves him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3519 :15x07 - Ep. #3519

Apr/02/2001
Tim realizes Taylor is up to something and goes to look for Steffy upstairs. Amber wants Rick to tell her what she’s done to disappoint him. Deacon interrupts and says that he’s there to take Amber home. Amber asks Deacon to leave, but Deacon insists that Amber has wasted enough time on Rick. Deacon tells Rick to go hang out with his college friends and leave Amber alone. He tells Amber that Rick is just a spoiled rich kid who left when the going got tough. Amber breaks them up when Rick lunges for Deacon. Rick storms out. Amber isn’t happy that Deacon drove Rick away, but Deacon insists that Amber deserves better...and he’s going to make sure she gets it. Ridge asks Steffy where she is, but Tim snatches the phone out of her hand before she can answer. Ridge frantically dials star-69, but finds the number blocked. Morgan tries to convince Ridge that it was just a prank. Ridge checks on Phoebe, who is asleep, certain that she’s the only one who could have imitated Steffy’s voice. When Tim brings Steffy downstairs, Taylor asks her what she told Ridge. She’s certain that Ridge will start looking for her now. Tim tries to calm Morgan, but Taylor tells her that sooner or later Ridge will put everything together and come looking for them.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3520 :15x08 - Ep. #3520

Apr/03/2001
Stephanie is stunned when Rick tells her that he called off the wedding because he saw Deacon and Amber kissing. She thinks Rick needs to discuss what he saw with Amber, but Rick isn’t sure he can forgive her betrayal even if she has an excuse. Stephanie encourages Rick to fight for the woman he loves. Stephanie insists that Rick can’t end the relationship until he knows exactly what’s going on – and Stephanie decides to find out herself. Amber tells Deacon that it seems as if there’s a piece missing from the puzzle. Deacon wants Amber to admit that she and Rick are just a bad match. Amber’s convinced that she’s a loser and, no matter how close she gets to her dream, that’s all she’ll ever be. Deacon tries to cheer her up. Brooke tells Thorne that she feels guilty about bringing Amber into Rick’s life by hiring her to begin with, so she couldn’t let him ruin his life by letting him jump into a marriage without knowing his options. Thorne points out that Rick obviously still loves Amber and little Eric and asks Brooke what will happen if Rick takes them back. After Thorne goes, Brooke sees Stephanie standing in the doorway with fury in her eyes.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3521 :15x09 - Ep. #3521

Apr/04/2001
Stephanie insists on seeing the photos and demands that Brooke tell her where they came from, realizing Brooke must have shown them to Amber. Stephanie claims that the only thing the pictures prove is that Brooke is as manipulative as ever. Brooke doesn’t want Stephanie telling Rick the truth so he’ll understand why he saw Amber in Deacon’s arms. Stephanie wants Brooke to prove her respect for her and let Amber and Rick plan their future without Brooke’s interference. Brooke begs Stephanie not to tell Rick about the pictures. Rick tells Bridget that he and Amber broke up. Bridget can’t believe that Rick ended the relationship without letting Amber explain what was really going on with Deacon. When Rick admits he still loves Amber, Bridget urges him to reach out to her. Amber tells Deacon that she never really had a chance with Rick because he was so far out of her league. Deacon has Alexandra bring little Eric to Amber to cheer her up. When Amber is asleep, Deacon carries her out, explaining to Alexandra that he has a surprise for Amber and that they’re going to come back as husband and wife. Rick tries calling on Amber’s cell phone, but Deacon ignores it.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3522 :15x10 - Ep. #3522

Apr/05/2001
Brooke realizes the pictures are gone and tells Thorne that Stephanie must have taken them to show Rick. Thorne tries to reassure Brooke that even if Rick sees the pictures, he may be furious but he won’t necessarily reconcile with Amber. Stephanie stops Rick from answering the phone, explaining that she may know why Rick saw Amber in Deacon’s arms. Stephanie hands him the pictures. Rick realizes he has to get to Amber, but first he’s going to confront his mother. Stephanie encourages Rick to work things out with Amber before telling Brooke to stop interfering. Amber wonders why Deacon brought her to Las Vegas and asks him to take her home. She understands that Deacon is trying to help, but she can’t just forget Rick. Eric tries to convince Ridge that he’s stressed out, but Ridge insists that he heard Steffy’s voice. Tim tells Morgan, who needs no reminding, that she has to convince Ridge that it was a crank call and there’s no way Steffy could be alive. Tim is alarmed when Morgan reveals that Steffy mentioned Taylor when she spoke with Ridge. Taylor is sure that Ridge will start looking for them, but Morgan is determined to make sure Ridge stops thinking Steffy is alive. While Morgan vamps Tim to insure his support, Taylor slips Steffy’s drawing into Morgan’s purse. Eric asks Morgan if there’s any way it could have been Steffy on the phone. Deacon tries to cheer Amber up by showing up at the door doing an Elvis impersonation. Enraged, Rick asks Brooke how she could do this to him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3523 :15x11 - Ep. #3523

Apr/06/2001
Rick tells Brooke that what she did was a cheap underhanded trick and he doesn’t know if he can ever trust her again. He promises that he is marrying Amber and there’s nothing Brooke can do to stop him. Rick tells Brooke he’s going to find Amber and straighten things out and then they’re going to plan a wedding. At the casino, Deacon tries to convince Amber to have some fun playing the slot machines. Reluctantly, Amber puts some coins. On the last coin, Amber hits the jackpot, winning more than twenty-five thousand dollars! Amber tells Deacon the money is half his and he suggests they use it for a down payment on a house. A casino photographer snaps their picture. Alexandra tells Rick that Amber left with Deacon, but she doesn’t know where they were going. Taylor tries to convince Tim that Morgan is going to destroy him. Tim tells her to stop playing mind games with him. Taylor insists that Morgan is nuts and Tim’s lost his objectivity because he’s in love with her. Morgan creates doubts in Ridge’s mind that Steffy would have known the phone number or been able to call him on her own. Morgan tells Ridge that she hates Taylor for the suffering she’s caused him. Ridge sees Steffy’s drawing sticking out of Morgan’s purse. Ridge grabs Morgan by the throat and demands to know where his daughter is.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3524 :15x12 - Ep. #3524

Apr/09/2001
Morgan tries to come up with excuses about the drawing, but Ridge twists her arm until she reveals that she got the drawing from Taylor before she left town. Amber thanks Deacon for his efforts, but tells him that nothing will fix what’s happened to her life – not even the $25,000 that she won. Amber is anxious to leave the casino, but Deacon convinces her to accept a wager that his life is more pathetic than hers. As they compare notes on growing up, Amber realizes that she may lose this bet after all. Deacon explains how important it is to him to break the cycle of abuse and not turn out like his father. Deacon swears that his son will never have to be ashamed of him. Rick tells Alexandra that he wants to make things right between he and Amber, but Alexandra suggests that he may be too late. Rick is stunned to learn that Amber and Deacon left town together. After, Rick calls a private investigator to help him locate Amber. Taylor worries about how Morgan will react when Ridge sees the drawing. She hopes that Ridge will be able to see through whatever explanation Morgan tries to give him. Meanwhile, Ridge apologizes for attacking Morgan and tells her how much he appreciates her presence. As they get back to work, Ridge tells himself that Morgan is lying and knows something about Taylor.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3525 :15x13 - Ep. #3525

Apr/10/2001
Stephanie tells Brooke that Rick is mature enough to make his own decisions, and he and Amber are probably back together and planning their wedding. Rick tells Ted that Amber isn’t thinking straight and he has to find her as soon as possible. Rick calls Stephanie to tell her that Amber left with Deacon, but Rick has a private investigator looking for him. Brooke overhears, and heads out to see Rick. Amber asks Deacon why he never stood up to his step-father Daryl. Later, Daryl comes into the casino bar looking for Deacon — and the money he heard he won. Deacon insists that the money is Amber's. When Daryl tries to pick a fight with Deacon, Amber beckons him away. She buys Daryl a drink and tells him that she wants him to leave Deacon and her alone. When Daryl refuses to make a deal with her, she grabs a paring knife and lops off his ponytail. Enraged, he goes after Amber until Deacon grabs Daryl and warns him not to touch Amber. When she points out to Deacon that he finally fought back, he realizes that he finally has something worth fighting for. Amber puts her arms around Deacon and a tear trickles down his cheek. Brooke tells Rick that she hopes Amber’s disappearance will give Rick a chance to reevaluate the situation. Stephanie intervenes as Rick lashes out at Brooke, telling him that what they need to focus on is finding Amber and getting them married. Knowing he’ll have to explain the photos, Rick says that he now knows it would be a waste for him to chase other women when he already has everything he wants.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Karl T. Wright as Ted Jones
Writer: Bradley Bell

3526 :15x14 - Ep. #3526

Apr/11/2001
Brooke tries to convince Rick that Amber has betrayed him by running off with Deacon. The investigator tracks Deacon to Las Vegas and Rick heads out to bring Amber home. After losing a bet, Deacon takes Amber to a tattoo parlor. Much to Deacon’s chagrin, she chooses a broken heart tattoo. Ted alerts Brooke and Stephanie that there’s been another charge on Deacon’s credit card – at a tattoo parlor. Brooke is sure that Rick is about to find out just how wrong he’s been about Amber. As they get their tattoos, Deacon fantasizes about family life with Amber and little Eric. Rick tries to call Deacon’s room from the plane, but there's no answer. When Amber wants to see Deacon’s tattoo, he reveals the other half of the broken heart, explaining that he promised to make hers whole again. Deacon tells Amber that as long as he’s known her, she’s been pushing him away, but she doesn't have to anymore. He explains that, like him, she's spent her life looking for the other half of her broken heart. He promises her that now she’s found it, and urges her not to shut him out. Deacon and Amber kiss as Rick arrives at the airport.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3527 :15x15 - Ep. #3527

Apr/12/2001
Rick is desperate to get off the plane, but there’s a problem with the jetway. Stephanie tells Eric that she hopes it’s not too late for Rick and Amber. Deacon tells Amber that Rick may have abandoned her, but she’s not alone. Deacon explains that all he wants is a chance to prove his feelings for her. Deacon tells Amber that he feels like it’s going to happen for them and he thinks she feels it too. They fall into a romantic kiss just as there’s a knock on the door. Deacon is shocked when he opens the door and sees Rick. Taylor realizes that Morgan is jumpy because Ridge found Steffy’s picture. Morgan assures Taylor that she’s the one who should be worried; Morgan promises not to be so forgiving if Taylor tries to pull any more stunts. Taylor promises Morgan that as soon as Ridge figures out what she’s up to, he’ll have the whole LAPD at her front door. Ridge wonders why Taylor hasn’t called and tells himself that something must be wrong. He shares his suspicion with Stephanie and Eric that Morgan may know where Taylor is. He tells them about Morgan’s behavior and about finding Steffy’s drawing in her purse. Stephanie insists that if Morgan is involved somehow, Ridge has to do something immediately. She advises him to gain Morgan’s confidence and break down her defenses. Ridge agrees that if he can get close to Morgan, she might reveal what she knows. He calls Morgan and asks her to meet him at the Café Russe.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3528 :15x16 - Ep. #3528

Apr/13/2001
Tim is thrown when he sees Morgan dressed up and Taylor tells him that she’s going to a romantic restaurant with Ridge. Morgan explains that Ridge is her boss and she couldn’t say no, but Tim insists that Morgan could have explained that she has a boyfriend. Deacon tells Rick that Amber doesn’t want to see him and refuses to let him in the room. Deacon adds that Amber has a real man now. Rick is infuriated and slugs Deacon, who grabs Rick as he tries to go past him. Amber hears the commotion and comes out, stunned to see Rick there. Taylor tries to convince Tim that Morgan is using him and she’s not going to let anyone get in the way of her chance with Ridge. She points out that the only way Morgan can ever have Ridge will be if she gets rid of Taylor and Steffy - and Tim as well. Taylor insists that Tim is an accomplice and Morgan is spiraling out of control. Tim’s the only one who can save Morgan by stopping her before it’s too late. Taylor is crushed when Tim explains that he can’t let them go. After they are seated at their table, Ridge asks Morgan what’s going on in her life. He tries to draw her out about the last time she saw Taylor, determined to find out if Morgan knows anything about Taylor’s whereabouts. Rick explains to Amber about the pictures and how Brooke planned to make it look as if Rick was cheating on Amber so they’d break up. Amber realizes Rick broke off their engagement because he saw Amber kissing Deacon at the Lair. Deacon asks Amber how many times Rick has dumped her, and what’s to stop him from doing it again. Rick tells Amber he loves her and he wants them to plan the biggest wedding L.A. has ever seen. Deacon urges Amber not to give in to him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3529 :15x17 - Ep. #3529

Apr/16/2001
Taylor tries to convince Tim that Morgan is after Ridge, but Tim insists that Morgan is committed to him. He’s certain that Morgan will let Taylor go as soon as she realizes that she has no future with Ridge, and refuses to believe that Morgan would try to seduce Ridge. Tim is surprised that Taylor believes Morgan would resort to murder, but Taylor insists that killing them is the only way Morgan could be with Ridge. Rick tells Amber that Brooke set them up, but admits he made a terrible mistake kissing Amanda. Amber points out that she’s not like his college friends and senses that Rick feels embarrassed by Amber when she’s around them. Ridge presses Morgan for more information about the last time she saw Taylor, but realizes that he’s pushing too hard and asks her to dance. Ridge tells Morgan that he wants them to be completely honest with each other. Turning on the sexual charm, he suggests they head home. Morgan’s thrill turns to horror when Ridge tells her in the car that they’re going to her house. She tries to talk him into going somewhere else but Ridge senses Morgan’s discomfort – and is determined to find out why. Tim realizes Ridge is there and tries to get Taylor down to the basement, but Taylor grabs something from the table and hurls it out the window. Ridge reacts to the crash. Morgan grabs him and begs him not to go into the house. Deacon takes Amber aside and points out how many times Rick has broken her heart. He promises Amber that if she stays with him, Brooke will never hurt her again. Deacon wants Amber to tell him how she feels about what’s been happening between them. He urges her not to leave and spoil the magic.

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3530 :15x18 - Ep. #3530

Apr/17/2001
Deacon tells Amber he just can’t let her go. Amber tells him that he has to face the truth. As wonderful as the last few days were for them, they haven’t stopped her from loving Rick. Deacon kisses Amber before she leaves. Morgan tries to convince a skeptical Ridge that she has a man living with her. Tim wrestles Taylor to the floor, covering her mouth with duct tape so she can’t scream. Ridge is heading for the door when Tim bursts out in a jealous rage and orders Ridge to stay away from his woman. Amber tells Rick that he has always been the one she wants and they kiss, just as Deacon comes out of the bedroom. Deacon points out that what counts in a marriage isn’t money or position, it’s trust and love, and he wonders if Rick can give Amber that security. Deacon insists that sooner or later Rick will want someone else. Amber tells Deacon that she loves Rick, not him. Eric and Stephanie are concerned about Morgan’s possible involvement in Taylor’s disappearance. Morgan tells Taylor that Ridge is finally looking at her the way he used to when they were lovers. Tim is hurt when he realizes Morgan wants Ridge, not him. Taylor insists that Morgan’s been using him all along. Tim asks Morgan what she’s going to do with Taylor and Steffy because he can’t stay there any longer. Morgan explains that they have to get rid of Taylor because she cannot live to tell her story. Stephanie tells Clarke that she needs to ask him about Morgan DeWitt. Ridge looks again at Steffy’s picture and realizes that she tried to draw a picture of Taylor, herself, and Morgan’s two dogs.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3531 :15x19 - Ep. #3531

Apr/18/2001
Tim can’t believe Morgan is talking about murder, but she claims it is their only option. She pulls out a gun and tells Taylor that it’s time. Tim tries desperately to talk Morgan out of doing anything drastic, but Morgan won’t be swayed. She tells Tim and Taylor that she has other plans for Steffy. She wants Tim to take Steffy on a trip out of the country. Tim objects, but Morgan points out that he should be far away when Taylor’s body is found. Tim accuses Morgan of using him when all she ever wanted was Ridge. Morgan tells Tim that he’ll have her undying gratitude - and his freedom. Morgan asks Taylor if she wants a blindfold or not. Taylor asks to see Steffy again, but Morgan accuses her of stalling. When Tim tries to intervene, Morgan tells him to get out of the way or she’ll kill them both. Ridge decides he never should have left Morgan’s. Certain that she’s up to something, he heads back to her house. Stephanie explains to Sally and Clarke that Morgan is dangerous and may be have had something to do with Taylor’s disappearance. She wants Clarke to tell her whether Morgan was the one who opened the cage and let the snake attack him, pointing out the only Clarke knows what Morgan is truly capable of. Clarke admits that Morgan tried to kill him, but he didn’t say anything because he had no proof. Ridge crashes his car through the front gate and heads toward the house.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3532 :15x20 - Ep. #3532

Apr/19/2001
Sally glances around the Insomnia remembering Macy and telling Clarke how much she misses her daughter. She bristles when she sees Brooke and Bridget at a table together. Brooke asks Bridget about her mystery man, and Bridget questions Brooke about her first love. Clarke tries to talk Sally out of making a scene, but Sally is determined to throw Brooke out. Sally confronts Brooke about bringing her daughter to Macy’s coffeehouse less than a year after Macy’s death. She asks Brooke where the justice is when Brooke has a daughter, and the only man Macy ever loved. Stephanie urges Lt. Baker to go over to Morgan’s, but he doesn’t feel that there is probable cause. Just then he gets a call about a possible crime scene, and Stephanie realizes the address is Morgan’s. Lt. Baker leaves and Eric tries to convince Stephanie that they need to wait there. Morgan is about to pull the trigger when Ridge crashes his car through the wall of her house. The gun goes off. Ridge takes Taylor in his arms and tries to get her out of there, but she tells him that she is chained. Morgan, pointing the gun at them, adds that she has the key. Ridge orders Morgan to unlock Taylor and moves toward her. Tim tells Morgan that Ridge used her. Morgan gave him her love and devotion, and all he gave her was a lie. Tim urges Morgan to pull the trigger and end this horrible chapter of her life. Ridge talks Morgan into giving him the gun and unlocking Taylor. Morgan apologizes and Taylor belts her in the jaw. Ridge, Taylor and Steffy have a tearful reunion. They realize Tim and Morgan have slipped out, but Ridge is sure the police will get them.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3533 :15x21 - Ep. #3533

Apr/20/2001
Brooke insists that she wasn’t responsible for Macy’s death, but Sally promises that she will pay dearly for it. Clarke, sensing things could get out of hand, suggests to Brooke that it’s best if she leaves. Brooke storms out, leaving Sally shaking with anger. Clarke tries to calm Sally, and tells her that if she’s serious about revenge, her only choice is to bring Forrester Creations to its knees. Bridget is happy to see Deacon, but he is in no mood for company. Bridget asks if he got dumped by his girlfriend and wonders if he wants to talk about it. Without naming names, Deacon opens up about the "jerk’" his girl is going to marry, and how his "messed up" family walks all over people. Before Bridget leaves, she hands him a piece of paper with her name and phone number. Deacon is stunned to see that Bridget is a Forrester. Catherine is thrilled when Taylor and Steffy come home with Ridge. Thomas is overjoyed to see Taylor and she explains to him that Steffy didn’t die after all. Stephanie and Eric hug Taylor in relief. When Stephanie realizes that Steffy is alive and home, she embraces the little girl. In the car, Tim asks Morgan why she handed over the gun to Ridge. He can’t believe they’re on the run and had to leave everything behind. Morgan promises him they’ll get it all back. Tim wants to head to Mexico, but Morgan tells him that she’s not running from the Forresters anymore. This isn’t over by a long shot.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Logan Hudson as Thomas Forrester | Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3534 :15x22 - Ep. #3534

Apr/23/2001
Eric and Brooke tell Bridget about Morgan’s treachery and the reunion of Ridge’s family. Amber is happy to hear that Taylor and Steffy are safe, but thinks she should pass on the next family get-together, explaining that if she sees Brooke, she’ll scratch her eyes out. Amber explains that because of Brooke’s manipulations, Deacon got his hopes up. Amber thinks she still has to spend another month with Deacon because of their agreement, but Rick insists that she’s never going back to Deacon’s again. He has a meeting set up with Eric and Jonathan to see if there’s any way to get Amber out of the deal. Ridge promises Taylor that they’ll track Morgan down, but Taylor assures him that now that she has Steffy back and the man she loves, nothing worries her. Taylor tells Ridge she feels like the luckiest woman alive and they kiss. Eric and Bridget urge Brooke not to let her disdain for Amber get in the way of her progress with Stephanie. Brooke bursts into Stephanie’s office to confront Stephanie about Amber, only to find Amber sitting in Stephanie’s chair. Amber gives Brooke an ultimatum - she can either support Amber and Rick’s relationship and be kind and polite or she can get out of their lives. Eric advises Rick to keep Amber and Brooke as far apart as possible.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3535 :15x23 - Ep. #3535

Apr/24/2001
Rick wants Deacon out of their lives and implores Jonathan to tell him there’s a way Amber can come home tonight. Jonathan points out that there’s just a month to go in their agreement and advises him to ride it out, but Eric and Rick ask him to look for a loophole in the contact. Brooke reminds Amber that if she marries Rick, it’s good-bye to Deacon forever. Brooke points out the similarities between Amber and herself, explaining that it was hard for Brooke to forget the ‘bad boy’ in her life, too. Amber insists that she and Deacon are just friends. Stephanie joins them and is happy to hear that Amber and Rick are back together and stronger than ever. Brooke insists that there is chemistry between Amber and Deacon, but Amber just doesn’t admit it. Stephanie warns Brooke to back off or it will affect not only Brooke’s relationship with Rick, but her relationship with Stephanie as well. Brooke demands to know if Amber slept with Deacon. Rick interrupts and tells Amber that he wants to move up the wedding. Amber is thrilled and embraces Rick. Deacon tells Alexandra that he’s not giving up on Amber without a fight, and he’s sure he can win. He’s certain Amber will never go through with the wedding. Deacon explains how Amber realized that she and Deacon are two halves of a whole while on their trip to Vegas.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young | Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3536 :15x24 - Ep. #3536

Apr/25/2001
Amber tries to convince Rick that they should negotiate with Deacon and show him some respect rather that try to strong-arm him legally. Deacon calls and tells Amber to go ahead with the wedding. When she realizes he intends to keep little Eric per their deal, Amber tells him she’ll be right there. She promises Rick that she and Little Eric will be home tonight. Jonathan tells Eric, Brooke and Stephanie that if Amber wants to keep the child she needs to stay another month. Brooke points out that Amber’s less concerned about Little Eric than she is about resisting Deacon. Amber tells them that Deacon is going to let both of them go because she’s going to make him an offer that he’ll never refuse, but she’s sure none of the Forresters will like it. Amber explains that Deacon is totally in love with his son now and would do anything to be a part of his life - including letting Amber go. She wants to offer him visitation in exchange for letting Amber and Little Eric come home tonight. Brooke thinks she’s proposing this plan because Amber is attracted to Deacon and doesn’t want to let him go. Amber leaves with a document for Deacon to sign. Deacon cleans up the apartment, anticipating an important evening with Amber. He imagines what they could have together. When Amber returns, Deacon promises her that they’re going to have a great month together and at the end he knows she’ll never want to leave him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young
Writer: Bradley Bell

3537 :15x25 - Ep. #3537

Apr/26/2001
Deacon asks Amber to give him a chance, promising that he won’t disappoint her. Amber quietly tells him that she’s leaving tonight. She shows him the document, explaining that she’s doing this for him. Deacon tells her that it takes away the two most important things in his life. Amber reminds him that if she stays the month he’ll have no rights to Little Eric. Deacon believes Amber is just afraid of the feelings that she has for him. He insists that the best thing for Little Eric is to be with the two of them. Amber tells Deacon that Rick loves Little Eric and will be a good father. Deacon tells Amber that something’s happening between them - they’re falling in love. He asks her if she can turn her back on the best thing that’s ever happened to either of them and asks for the chance to give her the happiness she deserves. Taylor apologizes to Ridge for the way she treated him and for blaming him for what happened to Steffy. Ridge accepts her apology and kisses her passionately. Stephanie advises Brooke to change her attitude because Rick and Amber are getting married. Jonathan points out that while Deacon will get visitation if he signs, there is nothing in the new document about paying him a million dollars. Rick is sure that Deacon will refuse to sign if he notices the omission. Later, he assures Stephanie that at this time next week he and Amber will be married.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Skyler Hudson as Thomas Forrester | Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young | Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3538 :15x26 - Ep. #3538

Apr/27/2001
When Amber finally admits to Deacon that she cares, he asks her why she’s being so quick to give it up. Amber explains that he’s fallen in love with more than just her. She convinced the Forresters from going along with her new plan so Deacon wouldn’t lose his son forever if she spent the rest of the month with him. Deacon wonders if that’s the only reason she did this, noting that if Deacon still gets to see Little Eric, Amber will still get to see Deacon. Deacon tells Amber he loves her and implores her not to leave. Amber asks if a month with her is worth never seeing his son again and tells Deacon that she has to leave. They embrace. Tearfully, Deacon hugs his son. He tells Amber that he’s letting her go tonight, but he’s not giving up on her. Eric tells Stephanie that Brooke is a mother who thinks her son is making a mistake and Eric’s not so sure that she’s wrong. Stephanie insists that Amber and Rick understand the meaning of commitment. She tells Thorne that if Brooke doesn’t back off, it’s going to be war all over again. Thorne reminds Stephanie that Rick is Brooke’s son, not hers. Brooke tries to make Rick see that Amber and Deacon are falling in love and that Rick will just get burned if he trusts her. Rick thinks that it’s completely one-sided and that Deacon won’t be a problem. Rick tells Brooke that he and Amber are getting married in a week, but Brooke urges him to wait a few more weeks. Stephanie overhears and accuses Brooke of guilt tripping Rick.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3539 :15x27 - Ep. #3539

Apr/30/2001
Deacon tells Alexandra that he lost the best part of his life tonight. He explains that he let Amber and his son leave in exchange for visitation. Rick embraces Amber when she returns with Little Eric and confirms that Deacon signed the papers. Eric, Stephanie, Brooke and Thorne are there to welcome them home. After Rick and Amber call it a night, Eric tells the others that it’s time to come together to support Rick and Amber. He pointedly tells Brooke that the war against Amber must end now. Reluctantly, Brooke agrees to support them as much as possible. Eric decides that they have to deal with Deacon next and make sure he doesn’t use his access to Amber and Little Eric to interfere with the wedding plans. The four of them pay Deacon a visit and Eric instructs Deacon to stay away from Amber and Rick - or go to war with him. In the guest house, Rick has a welcome home banner and flowers waiting for his family. Rick promises Amber that he’s never going to lose them again. This time next week, Amber will be Mrs. Rick Forrester.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3540 :15x28 - Ep. #3540

May/01/2001
Eric wants Deacon’s word that he won’t try to stop the wedding next week. He also wants him to agree not to see his son until after Rick and Amber are married. Deacon is stunned when Eric tells him that the deal is off and they’re not paying him the million dollars promised in the original document. The only way he can have the money is if he gives up visitation of Little Eric. Tempers flare and Deacon tells them he’s not going to take their abuse. Nobody is going to take his son away from him. All Deacon wanted was a chance to raise his son with Amber, and now he has nothing. He promises them all that they’re going to pay for what they’ve done to him. Bridget thinks that her parents have forgotten that her birthday is tomorrow, but gets her friends to admit that they are planning a surprise party for her at Mannequins. Bridget thinks it’s over with her mystery man because he never called. Rick is upset when Little Eric calls out for his daddy – and means Deacon! He doesn’t understand why Amber told Little Eric that he has two daddies. Amber assures him that Little Eric is theirs, Deacon has visitation rights, and everything’s worked out for the best. Deacon calls Amber and promises that he’s going to stop her from making the biggest mistake of her life. Rick takes the phone and tells Deacon to leave them alone. Deacon sees the paper with Bridget’s phone number and decides to call her. She is thrilled and tells him about her birthday bash. After he hangs up, Deacon tells himself that the Forresters may think they’ve gotten the best of him, but it’s not over yet.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3541 :15x29 - Ep. #3541

May/02/2001
Stephanie helps Amber pick out a dress and flowers for the wedding. Deacon phones and urges Amber to call it off. Deacon tells Amber that the Forresters set him up and want him out of the picture. Deacon tells Amber that everyone has a weak spot, and that’s where he’s going to hit them. Amber asks Stephanie about their visit to Deacon. Stephanie confirms that they’re not giving him the money and they’re not letting him visit his son until after the wedding. Amber wishes they could have just left Deacon alone, knowing how lonely and hurt Deacon is feeling. Amber insists that Deacon has changed and he didn’t deserve to be treated that way. Stephanie insists that there’s nothing Deacon can do now to make trouble at Amber’s wedding. Eric, Brooke and Bridget’s friends get ready to surprise her at Mannequins. Rick shows up, but Amber stays home to work on the wedding preparations. Bridget tells Julie and Betsy that her mystery man may come to the party. They remind her to act surprised, and they go in. Bridget is thrilled to see her family, her friends and her favorite deejay there to help celebrate her eighteenth birthday. Deacon slips in and spots Bridget. He watches as Eric, Brooke and Rick make speeches wishing Bridget a happy birthday. Deacon catches Bridget alone and gives her a birthday kiss that leaves her breathless. Deacon tells himself that he hates to do this to Bridget, but he has to get Amber and Little D. back.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy | Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3542 :15x30 - Ep. #3542

May/03/2001
With Megan’s help, Stephanie plans a family party to help Ridge and Taylor keep their minds off their ordeal with Morgan. Megan suggests hiring a clown to entertain the children. Lt. Baker tells Ridge that it’s highly unlikely that Morgan is still in the country, but he has people watching both his house and Ridge’s parents’ house. Lt. Baker points out that Morgan is obsessed, and while the threat of prison may be a powerful deterrent to a sane person, they’re talking about a very disturbed woman. Taylor tells Stephanie that she hopes that Morgan can never hurt them again. Stephanie embraces Taylor and tells her how much she means to the family. At a seedy motel, Tim tries to convince Morgan that they need to leave town, but Morgan insists that she can’t yet. She hooks up her laptop and hacks into the Forrester website and intercepts Megan’s message about hiring a clown. Morgan tells Tim that she’s going to finish this, and do something she should have done a long time ago. Tim is horrified when Morgan writes back to Megan as Mr. Bonzo, accepting the gig as a clown at the Forrester party. She promises Tim that this will be her last encounter with the Forrester family, and they’ll never suspect a thing.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3543 :15x31 - Ep. #3543

May/04/2001
Amber tells Rick she wants to wear a one-piece bathing suit to the party, but doesn’t reveal it’s because she wants to conceal the fact that she and Deacon have matching tattoos. When Rick picks out a bikini for her, she puts a sarong over it to cover the tattoo. Tim tries to talk Morgan out of going to the Forrester party. Morgan insists that she will go with or without him, and starts applying clown make-up. She tells Tim to get out of the van. Tim tells Morgan that her life is at stake and he won’t let her throw it away. He orders her to hand him the keys or he’ll call the police. Morgan insists that she can’t go on until she’s free of the Forrester family and throws the van into reverse. Once they’re on the property, Morgan warns Tim to take the van and go if she’s not back in half an hour. She’s going to confront the problem at its source. Morgan promises that she’ll either walk out of this party a free woman, or she won’t walk out at all. Rick tries to warn Bridget about her mystery man, but Bridget reminds him that she’s eighteen now and can take care of herself. As Morgan sets up for her clown act, she sees the entire Forrester family together enjoying the party. Meanwhile, Tim realizes Morgan is out for revenge, but wonders which Forrester she’s after, and what she plans to do. Morgan sees an opportunity and is about to confront Stephanie when Megan introduces her to the children.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Logan Hudson as Thomas Forrester | Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3544 :15x32 - Ep. #3544

May/07/2001
As she entertains the children dressed as a clown, Morgan plans her confrontation with Stephanie. She becomes furious when she eavesdrops on the Forrester family as they talk about Morgan and her evil deeds. Meanwhile, Tim waits anxiously in the van. He decides that he has to do something and spots another clown outfit. Deacon is sure the Forresters will find some way to shut him out of his son’s life, but adds that he has one weapon that will bring them to their knees. Alexandra wants to know what he means, but all Deacon will reveal is that he’s going to be the nightmare they’ll never wake up from. Ridge and Thorne tease Bridget, who is waiting for a call from her mystery man. Rick can tell that Bridget is completely smitten and tells her that he has to meet this guy. Bridget is thrilled when Deacon calls and asks to meet her at the Lair. When Bridget arrives, Deacon tells her that it’s time for them to get better acquainted. Morgan is performing her last couple of tricks when she see Tim dressed in a clown suit motioning to her frantically from behind the bushes. Tim asks Morgan if she plans to kill Stephanie and urges her to go back to the van. Megan sees Tim and announces to the overjoyed children that now they have two clowns. As they perform, Tim hears Steffy recognize him. Morgan sends Tim back to the van and tells him to be ready to leave quickly when she joins him. Later, Stephanie gasps when Morgan reveals her identity.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3545 :15x33 - Ep. #3545

May/08/2001
Stephanie asks Morgan what she wants. Morgan tells her that she’s got exactly what she wants – Stephanie, alone. Stephanie sees a small bat in Morgan’s hand and asks if she intends to use that on her. Morgan asks Stephanie if she feels any remorse for forcing her to have an abortion, and can hardly believe it when she sees that she does. Stephanie admits that it’s not a time in her life she’s proud of. Morgan suggests they help each other get over their torment. Morgan is thrilled that they’re communicating so openly. When Morgan catches Stephanie trying to phone Lt. Baker, she angrily snatches the phone from her hand. Eric tells Rick abut the night he, Brooke, Stephanie and Thorne paid Deacon a visit and warned him not to bother Rick and Amber. When Amber hears Eric say that Deacon just cared about the money and not his son, Amber stands up for him and insists that all he cares about is Little Eric. She asks them to stop trying to protect her from Deacon. Fuming, she adds that she hopes they didn’t make Deacon angry because he could retaliate. Meanwhile, Bridget is stunned when Deacon admits that ever since the other night he saw her at the Lair, he hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind. She happily admits that she feels the same way. Feigning sincerity, Deacon tells Bridget that he thinks he’s falling for her. He admits that she might walk away if she knew certain things about him. Deacon is kissing Bridget when he spots Amber coming in. Amber wants to talk to him, but realizes he has someone at his table.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3546 :15x34 - Ep. #3546

May/09/2001
Morgan is livid over Stephanie’s betrayal, and wonders if Stephanie sees what she’s driven her to do now. Morgan insists that she can’t let her call the police. She throws the phone aside, and Stephanie sees Morgan heading back to pick up the club. They struggle and Morgan falls into the pool, hitting her head. As Morgan lies face down in the pool, Stephanie goes to pull her out, but stops, realizing it could all be over now. Deacon doesn’t want to reveal to Amber who he’s having dinner with. Amber assumes he’s doing okay, but he denies it and tells Amber that he never should have let her go. Deacon confesses that he lives for Amber and his son and the day they’ll all be together again. Amber denies Deacon’s assertion that she’s only marrying Rick to give Little Eric a good life. He knows that Amber really came by to see him, not to apologize for the Forresters. Deacon kisses her. While Deacon talks to Amber, Bridget calls her friend Betsy to talk about her dinner date with her mystery man. Bridget is sure he won’t be a mystery after tonight and he’ll tell her everything. Deacon tells himself that Bridget is his ticket to getting Amber and his son back, and he’s going to have to use her. Taylor and Ridge are shocked when Steffy mentions that the boy clown was named Tim - and he was Morgan’s friend. They realize in horror that the clowns were Morgan and Tim. Tim waits nervously for Morgan to finish the deed so they can take off.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3547 :15x35 - Ep. #3547

May/10/2001
Stephanie grapples with her decision, then asks for God’s forgiveness. She pulls back her hand and walks away from the pool. Tim decides he has to leave. Taylor tells Ridge that Stephanie isn’t answering at the house. When they arrive, Stephanie tells them what happened and that Morgan is dead. Ridge makes up a story to cover why Stephanie didn’t try to help Morgan, but Lt. Baker tells them that he checked the pool and no one’s there. Taylor and Ridge realize Tim must have pulled Morgan out of the pool. Tim tries to help a sputtering Morgan to the van. When Stephanie hears the van pull away, she tells Ridge that he has to stop them. The van is intercepted, but only Tim is inside. Stephanie is horrified when she comes face to face with a sopping wet Morgan. Bridget is anxious to find out her mystery man’s name. Pretending to be nervous, Deacon admits that she’s heard about him and her family doesn’t like him. Bridget is blown away when he reveals that he is Deacon Sharpe. As the pieces fall into place, Bridget realizes that he’s in love with Amber. Deacon denies it. Deacon tells Bridget that it could never work for them and starts to leave, but Bridget stops him. Deacon confesses that she had to see him again. He asks her for one dance before they part. As they dance, Deacon tells himself that her family will do anything to protect Bridget from him. Amber tells Rick about her visit with Deacon and about how Deacon has a plan to get his son back. Rick is sure that Deacon is bluffing. Amber insists that Deacon isn’t a bad guy and the whole thing could have been handled better.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid
Writer: Bradley Bell

3548 :15x36 - Ep. #3548

May/11/2001
Rick pleads with Brooke to support his marriage to Amber. She finally agrees and embraces him. Deacon tells Bridget that it’s hopeless for them and he’s not going to come between her and her family. He tells her that tonight is all they have, but the longer she stays, the more he wants her. Bridget tells Deacon that her family doesn’t have to find out, but Deacon insists it could never work. Bridget heads home after Brooke calls. Deacon remembers that Brooke doesn’t want Rick and Amber married any more than he does and thinks she may be his answer. Ridge, Taylor and Lt. Baker head back to the house. Stephanie warns Morgan to stay away. Morgan holds Stephanie’s head underwater, but Eric bursts in and throws Morgan against the wall and rescues Stephanie. Taylor and Ridge arrive as Morgan is being handcuffed. Morgan tells Ridge that she only wanted to love him as she is taken away. Ridge responds that he never knew he could hate someone this much. Brooke is startled when she sees Deacon in her office. He tells Brooke that he has a way to stop the wedding, but it isn’t pretty. He advises Brooke not to force his hand. When Rick comes in, Deacon tells him to call off the wedding - or he will. Rick orders him to get out. Deacon tells them to remember that they had their chance. Amber assumes that Brooke was Deacon’s dinner date and that they’re teaming up against her. Rick assures Brooke that Deacon won’t crash the wedding. Deacon tells himself that it’s because he’ll be there as Bridget’s date...and Rick will have to choose between Amber and his sister.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Aaron Lustig as Dr. Tim Reid | Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3549 :15x37 - Ep. #3549

May/14/2001
With Morgan gone, Stephanie is looking forward to Rick’s wedding. Eric is worried about Deacon and the trouble he could cause. Brooke is having trouble supporting the wedding. She reminds Stephanie how hard she fought to protect her sons and points out that she would never have given in to someone like Amber. Rick shows Amber the wedding announcement in the paper and Amber can’t help but worry about Deacon. Deacon sees the article and calls Bridget, explaining that he has to see her immediately. Bridget hangs up and squeals in excitement, while Deacon tells himself he has to do whatever it takes to stop the wedding. He knows he has to get Bridget under his spell. Bridget comes to his apartment and Deacon explains that despite his efforts to give Little Eric a family, he realized that he and Amber weren’t compatible. Deacon kisses Bridget and she assures him that her family doesn’t have to know about them. Deacon pretends to be hurt that Bridget wants to keep their relationship a secret. He wants to let the world know that she’s his girl and suggests that she take him to the wedding as her date. Thorne is pleased when Rick asks him to be his best man. Rick tells Brooke he wants what she wanted when she and Thorne got married, an end to the bitter rivalry. He asks Brooke to be Amber’s matron of honor.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3550 :15x38 - Ep. #3550

May/15/2001
Both Brooke and Amber object to Rick’s suggestion. Rick insists that it could have the same impact on the family as Stephanie’s decision to walk Brooke down the aisle. He reminds Amber that she and Brooke will have to learn to get along eventually, but Amber doesn’t want her wedding ruined by Brooke’s animosity. She tells him that Brooke will not be her matron of honor. Rick urges Amber to end the feud with Brooke now and start fresh, for Eric and all of them. Amber agrees to go along with it, but stops short of trying to talk Brooke into being her matron of honor. Thorne urges Brooke to at least consider going along with Rick. Rick finally convinces Brooke to be in the wedding. Stephanie tells Eric that she underestimated Morgan, and she’s not going to make the same mistake with Deacon. Deacon kisses Bridget, then tells her that he doesn’t belong anywhere near the wedding, especially with her. Bridget insists that isn’t true. Deacon tells her that her parents will never accept him because he’s the reason Rick and Amber aren’t married yet. Bridget insists that they don’t know him the way she does, and she would be proud to take him to Rick’s wedding. Deacon tells himself that tomorrow, Amber and Little D will be his again. Deacon calls Eric and warns him to give him what he wants, or he’ll make their worst nightmare come true. Eric promises Stephanie that nothing will disrupt this wedding. Deacon tells himself that tomorrow the Forresters will make their choice between Amber and their daughter.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3551 :15x39 - Ep. #3551

May/16/2001
Amber is excited about marrying Rick, but concerned that Deacon hasn’t given up on her. Stephanie assures Amber that there’s no way Deacon can get anywhere near the wedding. Brooke is surprised to hear that Bridget is bringing a date to the wedding. Deacon tells Alexandra that he has a plan to stop Amber’s wedding and get his son back. He’s sure that when he shows up as Bridget’s date, the Forrester family will do anything to keep Bridget away from him. Alexandra is concerned that if his plan doesn’t work, he could lose everything. Brooke tells Amber and Stephanie that she’ll be Amber’s matron of honor as she agreed, but she doesn’t have to be happy about it. Brooke claims that Rick isn’t ready for marriage, but Amber insists that they’ve both been ready for a long time. While Amber is getting dressed, Deacon appears and Brooke notices the intense attachment between father and son. Deacon tells Brooke that he’s tired of being conned and pushed around. He wants his family back. Deacon asks Brooke to give him a few minutes alone with Amber - he could save Brooke’s family and his own. Eric admits to Rick that he may not agree with his decision to marry Amber, but he respects Rick’s courage and integrity. Amber is stunned to see Deacon. He tells Amber that she’s going to call off the wedding!

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3552 :15x40 - Ep. #3552

May/17/2001
Brooke tries to eavesdrop on Deacon and Amber’s conversation, hopeful that Deacon will convince Amber to stop the wedding. Deacon tells Amber that the minute Rick puts the ring on her finger, the Forresters will take control of her life. He asks if she wouldn’t rather spend her life with a man who respects and understands her, and wants her just the way she is. He kisses her passionately. Amber insists that she’s marrying Rick and there’s nothing he can do to stop her. Deacon tells her that the marriage is a mistake that he can’t let her make. He touches her cheek and leaves. Deacon reminds Brooke that he has a plan and now he has no choice but to go through with it. Amber has harsh words for Brooke and accuses her of letting Deacon in because she hoped he would convince Amber to call off the wedding. Eric admits that Brooke hasn’t had a complete change of heart about the marriage, but is certain that with Deacon out of the picture, Rick and Amber can relax and enjoy their wedding day. Bridget is thrilled when Deacon calls to say that he’s on his way. She thinks she could be happy with Deacon for the rest of her life. Deacon promises Bridget that together they’re going to bring down the house today. Stephanie tells Thorne and Rick that they’re the ones who’ve brought the family together, and after today, nothing will divide them again. The ceremony begins.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3553 :15x41 - Ep. #3553

May/18/2001
Sally reads about the wedding, and notes bitterly that while the Forresters’ year has been full of blessings, theirs has been full of tragedy. Darla is sure that the Forresters will get what’s coming to them. Clarke comments that he can’t imagine Deacon letting them get away with what they’ve done to him, but Darla doubts Deacon would show up at the wedding with security so tight. Bridget notices Deacon’s nervousness, but assures him that he’ll get the reaction he wants from her family when they see how happy he makes her. Rick and Amber pledge their love as the ceremony continues. Before they go in, Deacon kisses Bridget and tells her that no matter what happens and what they say, she is the only woman he cares about. As Rick is saying his vows, Deacon and Bridget sit down in the back of the chapel. Rick is horrified when Eric interrupts the ceremony and demands to know what Deacon is doing there. When Bridget explains that Deacon is her date, everyone reacts in shock and outrage. Deacon puts an arm around Bridget and adds that not only are they dating, but they’re falling in love. He suggests they get on with the ceremony.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3554 :15x42 - Ep. #3554

May/21/2001
Sally and Darla find out about Deacon’s plan from Alexandra, who insists that Deacon isn’t after the money. Alexandra explains that it’s up to the Forresters to decide whether Bridget or Amber will go home with Deacon. Bridget screams when Eric lunges at Deacon. She defends Deacon to her family and starts to leave, but Ridge insists that she’s not leaving with Deacon. Brooke tries to convince Bridget that Deacon is using her. Deacon holds Little Eric and accuses the Forresters first of taking away the son he loves and now that he’s fallen for Bridget, trying to take her away from him too. Bridget assures everyone that if Deacon leaves, she’s going with him. Amber tells Bridget that this is about her and asks to speak with Deacon alone. Amber tells Deacon that he’s gone too far. He explains that he did this to give them a chance to have a life together with their son. He promises Amber that together they can do anything and kisses her passionately. Bridget angrily denies it when Eric points out that Deacon made his move after he found out she was a Forrester. She insists that Deacon has genuine feelings for her. Eric, Brooke and Rick barge in on Amber and Deacon and order Deacon to leave. Deacon tells them the ball is in their court. He’s not walking out alone and the choice is theirs whether he leaves with Amber or Bridget.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3555 :15x43 - Ep. #3555

May/22/2001
Bridget is angry when Ridge suggests that Deacon has brainwashed her and is playing her for a fool. She insists that they know nothing about Deacon and they should all be ashamed of how they've treated her boyfriend. Bridget tells her family that they’ve hurt her, and she’s never going to forget it. She heads out to find Deacon so they can leave together. Brooke tells Rick that he’s going to have to be a man and make a sacrifice for Bridget. Amber breaks in, insisting that she’s not a pawn and won’t walk out with Deacon just because they tell her to. She threatens to cut off his visitation rights if he keeps this up. Amber tells Deacon she's through with him. As Amber and Rick prepare to finish their vows, Ridge, Eric and Thorne rush Deacon out the door. Deacon tells them that he has leverage and intends to use it, but Eric assures him that there’s no way he’ll leave with Bridget. When Deacon notices Bridget watching them from the door, he makes a sexual comment about Bridget to Thorne, Ridge and Eric. Bridget watches in horror as the Forrester men pummel Deacon. Once they’ve let Deacon go, Bridget tells them how much she hates them and denies that Deacon ever took her to bed. Rick and Amber are married. Meanwhile, Bridget catches up with Deacon, who asks her to marry him tonight.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3556 :15x44 - Ep. #3556

May/23/2001
Deacon admits that he doesn’t want to lose Bridget, and she promises him that he won’t. Bridget tells Deacon that she can’t get married to prove a point or for revenge. Deacon helps her realize that if they wait, Brooke will just keep looking for ways to separate them. Deacon tells Bridget there are only two ways to deal with her family - stand up to them and get married, or break up right away. Bridget decides they should get married and Deacon kisses her. He tells her that he’s looked for someone like her all his life and he’s going to treat her like a princess. Bridget just wants him to treat her like an adult woman. Amber doesn’t believe that it’s over between Deacon and Bridget. She notes that he didn’t put up a fight when he was being beat up and wonders if he was trying to score points with Bridget. Amber worries that Bridget is in over her head, but Rick assures her that his family will take care of the situation. As Rick and Amber start to enjoy their wedding night, Amber hopes that Rick doesn’t notice her tattoo. Stephanie worries about Bridget and realizes that Deacon’s manipulating her the way he did with Becky. Eric and Brooke go to talk to Bridget, but find she’s not in her room. Stephanie wonders if Bridget could be with Deacon. As they head into Vegas, Deacon tells Bridget that she’ll be Mrs. Deacon Sharpe within the hour. In the chapel, Bridget worries about how much this will hurt her family, but Deacon kisses her and embraces her and says that he’s her family now.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3557 :15x45 - Ep. #3557

May/24/2001
Brooke recalls Deacon telling her that if she didn’t stop the wedding, her family would never be the same. Brooke, Thorne and Eric question Betsy about Bridget’s relationship with Deacon. Betsy insists that Deacon was a perfect gentleman and is surprised at the suggestion that he could be using Bridget to get back at the family. Brooke is ready to call the police. As Deacon and Bridget wait their turn, Bridget imagines the real wedding they’ll have once her family comes around. Deacon calls Amber and tells her that he’s not giving up until she admits that she wants him as much as he wants her. She urges him to let go. Rick takes the phone and tells Deacon the game is over, but Deacon assures Rick that he’s just getting started and hangs up. Amber wants to warn Eric and Brooke, but Rick is sure that Bridget is smart enough to see through Deacon. As Bridget watches another ceremony, she decides to call Brooke but promises Deacon she won’t reveal where they are. Brooke tries to convince Bridget to come home, but Bridget realizes Brooke’s not going to change her mind about Deacon. She tells Brooke she has to go. Brooke wonders how far things have to go before Bridget sees through Deacon’s act. Bridget and Deacon meet with the minister. When the mother of another bride hands her a bouquet, Bridget’s eyes fill with tears and the ceremony begins.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3558 :15x46 - Ep. #3558

May/25/2001
Sally tells Clarke that business has dried up and, with Macy gone, there’s no reason to continue trying to salvage it. She tells him that it’s over; tomorrow Spectra closes its doors. Lt. Baker tells Eric and Brooke that a couple matching Deacon and Bridget’s description just went into the Lair. Bridget apologizes that last night didn’t exactly go the way Deacon planned. He pulls her close and kisses her saying, “Welcome home, Mrs. Sharpe.” When he admits that he was afraid she was getting cold feet during the ceremony, she confesses that she was worried about how her parents would react. Deacon gives Bridget a pep talk about how they’ll face her family together. When she goes to freshen up, Deacon tells himself that with any luck, Bridget will be home by dinner – and so will Amber. He calls Amber and tells her that he did something last night and when she finds out what it is, she’ll have a choice to make. Rick dismisses Amber’s concern that Bridget’s in trouble. He’s sure Deacon knows the family would kill him if he ever touched Bridget. The bouncer lets Deacon know that Thorne, Brooke and Eric are on their way up to see him. Deacon assures Bridget that his number one priority is getting through to her family. Eric tells Bridget that she’s going home right now, but Bridget stands her ground and insists that she’s not. When Eric and Thorne try to physically carry Bridget out, Deacon stops them in their tracks by telling them to get their hands off his wife!


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3559 :15x47 - Ep. #3559

May/28/2001
Sally tells Clarke that they’re in this mess because of the Forresters and what they did to Macy. She wonders when the Forresters are going to get their share of pain. Clarke tries to convince Sally that they can save the business from disaster, but Sally sadly says they would need a miracle. Worried that she’ll have to explain her tattoo, Amber tells Rick that she’s decided not to swim with Little Eric and him. Rick realizes she’s hiding something, and Amber finally shows it to him, explaining that there’s a story behind it. Amber tells Rick that she got the tattoo in Vegas and Rick guesses that it was Deacon’s idea. Brooke tells Deacon and Bridget that they’re marriage is about to be annulled. When Deacon tells them to treat his wife with respect, Eric has to be restrained by Thorne. Brooke tries to convince Bridget that Deacon will drop her the minute they hand over Amber. Deacon tells Eric that he has to accept the marriage, and that he and Bridget are going to make it work. Eric and Brooke plead with Bridget to trust them and think about her decision for a couple of days. They ask her to home with them tonight.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3560 :15x48 - Ep. #3560

May/29/2001
Deacon tells Eric that Bridget is his wife and he doesn’t want her leaving tonight. Eric asks Bridget if she really wants a husband right now, because if she doesn’t, it’s not too late to get out. Deacon tells Bridget that if she needs time to think to go ahead, and to do what she thinks is best for herself. Bridget tells her parents that she’s staying with her husband and asks them to leave. Sally tells Darla that it’s time to pack up and go home. They stop to watch a TV interview with a Latin designer, Antonio Dominguez. Clarke tells Sally that this is what they’ve been looking for, a market that could put them back on the map. He tells Darla to try to get in touch with Antonio. Rick assures Amber that he would never give her up, but Amber wonders how he’d react if his sister’s life was at stake. Brooke and Eric break it to Rick and Amber that Bridget went to Vegas with Deacon and is now Mrs. Deacon Sharpe. Amber can’t disagree when Brooke points out that Deacon married Bridget because he’s in love with Amber. She decides that she’s the only one who has a chance of getting through to Deacon. Bridget tells Deacon that before her parents come back, she wants to make love to her husband. Amber arrives while Bridget is in the shower. Deacon promises that he’ll annul his marriage to Bridget as soon as Amber annuls her marriage to Rick.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3561 :15x49 - Ep. #3561

May/30/2001
Bridget calls from the shower that she’ll be right out. Amber can’t believe that Deacon would sleep with the Forresters’ teenage daughter to get back at them, but Deacon assures her that he’ll do whatever it takes to get Amber and Little D back. If Amber walks out, he’ll make his marriage to Bridget work. Bridget lights candles, turns on soft romantic music, and waits for Deacon in his bedroom, anticipating their wedding night. Deacon reminds Amber of the way the Forresters have treated him. He tells Amber that she needs him in her life, and deep down she knows it. Bridget is stunned when she sees Amber there. Deacon whispers to Amber the make her choice. When Sally hears that Antonio is on his way over, she tells her employees that he is their last hope of survival. Sally tells Clarke that if they can land this designer, they’ll ride the crest of a new fashion wave. She relishes the thought of competing with Eric and Stephanie Forrester. They meet Antonio and his model, Sofia, but Sally is crushed when he explains that he won’t be working for Spectra fashions because he has other plans. Brooke is terrified at the thought that Amber is their only hope of stopping Deacon from taking advantage of Bridget. Eric insists that he won’t tolerate his daughter sleeping with Deacon. Brooke is certain that Deacon never would have done this if he wasn’t sure that Amber still cares about him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3562 :15x50 - Ep. #3562

May/31/2001
Deacon tells Amber that she’s the only one who can keep him from going through with this. Amber calls out to Bridget that Deacon is lying to her, but Deacon loudly claims the Forresters put her up to this and hustles Amber out. Antonio apologizes, but tells Sally that his talents would be better used somewhere else. Clarke realizes that he means Forrester and tells Antonio he knows from experience that when you work for Forrester, you’re just a cog in the machine. At Spectra, Antonio could have creative freedom. Sally tells Antonio the story of Macy’s death and the Forresters’ involvement. Antonio tells Sally her broken heart can be healed, and he wants to help Sally honor her daughter’s memory. Amber confirms that the marriage is a farce, but tries to assure Brooke that Deacon won’t hurt Bridget. She adds that Deacon won’t back off until he gets what he wants. Brooke is horrified when she realizes Deacon intends to sleep with Bridget. She angrily tells Amber that this is all her fault. Brooke urges Rick to end his marriage so they can save his sister. Bridget wonders why Amber was there. Deacon tells Bridget that it’s time her family realizes that they’re not fooling around. He needs her more than he’s needed anyone. When she insists that she’s ready, Deacon kisses her and heads to the bedroom. Eric, Brooke and Rick call Deacon on the speaker phone and tell him to send Bridget home. When Bridget comes out, he sets down the phone so they can hear him as he starts making love to Bridget.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3563 :15x51 - Ep. #3563

Jun/01/2001
Brooke tells Rick that Amber could have saved Bridget but she didn’t, and Brooke will never forgive her. Deacon calls Amber and tells her that he doesn’t belong with Bridget any more than she belongs with Rick. He urges her to get Little D and come home right away. If Amber doesn’t come back, he’ll stay with Bridget for life because she’s his ticket to the Forrester family and the chance to see his son. Amber tells Stephanie, Eric and Brooke that Deacon is waiting for his answer at Insomnia. Eric slips out, telling himself that Deacon has to be stopped. Bridget tells her friend Betsy about her marriage, about sleeping with Deacon and her first sexual experience. Brooke barges in and Bridget tries to convince her that she belongs to Deacon. Bridget implores her mother to be happy for her. Alexandra is stunned when Deacon tells her that he’s married to Bridget and assumes that her parents are ready to kill him. Concerned, she assures Deacon that Eric Forrester is never going to let him get away with this, both unaware that Eric is watching them from his car. Deacon tells Alexandra not to worry about him and heads off. Eric turns on the car and accelerates toward Deacon.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3564 :15x52 - Ep. #3564

Jun/04/2001
Taylor and Ridge welcome Kristen, who says she’s in town for a few days. Kristen thinks it’s better that she stay at hotel rather than with her parents. Kristen is here to spend time with Ridge and Taylor’s children, but has no intention of contacting Stephanie. She describes the nagging letters she’s received from Stephanie, adding that Stephanie’s had a problem with every man she has ever dated. Brooke tries to make Bridget see what she’s doing to her future. Bridget is mortified when Brooke tells her that they heard her making love with Deacon over the phone. Brooke tries to convince Bridget that she is a bargaining chip and Deacon doesn’t really love her. She offers to have the marriage annulled. Alexandra tells Deacon that a car hit him and his leg is broken, but help is on the way. Eric steps forward when Deacon wants to know who hit him. Alexandra informs the police that Eric tried to kill Deacon and charges at Eric before the policemen intercede. Eric tells the police that he lost control of the car. When pressed about Alexandra’s accusation, Eric adds that Deacon is using his daughter in the vilest way. Alexandra calls Bridget and tells her that Deacon is in the hospital. Bridget rushes to Deacon’s side and is stunned to see her father in handcuffs. The police ask Deacon if he wants to press charges.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3565 :15x53 - Ep. #3565

Jun/05/2001
Stephanie spots Kristen dining alone at the Café Russe and welcomes her home. Stephanie questions her and realizes that Kristen had no intention of seeing her parents. Stephanie assumes she’s in some kind of trouble. Kristen finally blurts out that she’s been so distant because her problem is Stephanie. When Amber hears about Deacon’s accident, she wants to take Little Eric over to the hospital, reminding Rick that Deacon is Eric’s father. Deacon denies it when Bridget asks him about leaving the phone off the hook when they made love. He tells her that the phone must not have disconnected when he slammed it down and feigns disgust that they listened to their lovemaking. Eric is incensed with Deacon’s lies and starts to charge at him again, but the police restrain him. They ask Deacon again if he intends to press charges, intimating that it would be an open and shut case. Bridget is grateful when Deacon tells the police to let Eric go. Deacon is thrilled to see his son. Bridget assures Deacon that she will handle her parents and leaves Deacon’s room to speak with them. Furious, she confronts Eric about almost killing her husband. Deacon tells Amber that Bridget is a lot tougher than her family thinks. He promises Amber that he’s not giving up on them, no matter what Bridget’s family does to him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3566 :15x54 - Ep. #3568

Jun/06/2001
Kristen accuses Stephanie of thinking that everything Kristen does is a mistake. Stephanie asks if Kristen is afraid of her disapproval, and wonders why she didn’t come home when Stephanie had her stroke. Kristen doesn’t believe that her mother needs her and explains that every time she talks to Stephanie, she winds up on the defensive. Kristen tries to convince Stephanie that she loves her life and enjoys being single. She’s never going to be like Stephanie and suggests that maybe it would be best if they just kept their distance. Bridget admits that she’s too young to be married, but adds that they were the ones – not Deacon – who forced her into eloping. If they had done anything to show they trusted her decision, she wouldn’t have gone through with it. Eric tells Bridget that Deacon will never step foot in their house, but Bridget assures her father that if he rejects Deacon, he rejects her. She’s not going to let them hurt Deacon anymore than they already have. Deacon explains to Amber that he’s not going to antagonize the Forresters anymore, adding devilishly that he has something else in mind. While he’s waiting for Amber to come to her senses, he’s going to enjoy his gig with Bridget. Amber is disgusted and starts to leave, but Deacon implores her to give him a little more time with his son. He explains that whatever he goes through is worth it because he can’t give up Little D. Rick comes in to take them home, and notices the broken heart tattoo on Deacon’s hip.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3567 :15x55 - Ep. #3567

Jun/07/2001
Deacon is uneasy when Ridge and Eric, rather than Bridget, arrive to take him home from the hospital. At the beach house, Bridget thanks Taylor for letting Deacon and her stay there. Brooke can hardly stand it as Bridget takes Deacon inside. Eric tries to reassure Brooke that Deacon will get tired of his game, or Bridget will see through him. Then Bridget will remember that they stood by her and come to them for help. Bridget thanks her parents, knowing it was difficult for them. Brooke gives Bridget birth control pills and talks to her about using protection. Bridget assures her mother that she’ll be fine and begs her not to cry. Eric promises that when Bridget realizes what kind of man she really married and comes home, there will be no questions, and no ‘I told you so’s.’ Rick asks Amber when the lies are going to stop. He confronts her about the matching tattoos and wants to know what else happened in Las Vegas that she’s been hiding. He tells her that the tattoo is trashy and she should get rid of it. Amber insists that she wouldn’t have been in Vegas to begin with if it wasn’t for his mother. Rick storms out. Deacon calls Amber and asks her to bring Little D over for a visit. Amber can’t believe that the Forresters have set Bridget and Deacon up in Taylor’s beach house.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3568 :15x56 - Ep. #3568

Jun/08/2001
Eric urges Kristen to spend more time with the family, including Stephanie. He questions Kristen about her disappointments with men and wonders if she’s considered therapy. Eric suggests she stay for the staff meeting because he has an assignment for her. Eric tells Ridge that he wants to hire a hot designer he saw on TV the other night. When they locate him, Eric wants Kristen to talk to him because he’s certain that if Sally’s spoken to him, she will have already trashed every other member of the Forrester family. With Antonio at her side, Sally tells her staff that they are going to avenge Macy’s death and beat the Forresters at their own fashion game – Latino style. Antonio promises Sally that every woman in this country who wants to look beautiful will wear his clothes. Clarke helps Antonio move into Macy’s old beach house. Antonio promises that he will be loyal to Sally. Clarke tells Antonio that he’s working on a huge P.R. campaign. Eric assures the family that Kristen won’t fail them. He adds that he gave her the assignment because he doesn’t want her leaving town. Sally bursts in and reminds them that the first anniversary of Macy’s death is approaching, and with the new Spectra designer, they’re going to knock Forrester out of first place. Kristen is disconcerted at first when Antonio lets her in and she introduces herself. Antonio tells Kristen that he’s already working at Spectra, but Kristen makes her pitch anyway and both feel the chemistry between them.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3569 :15x57 - Ep. #3569

Jun/11/2001
Sally reveals that her secret weapon is her new designer, Antonio Dominguez. Eric tells Sally that because she doesn’t have a contract with him, Antonio is a free agent, but Sally assures them that Antonio is loyal and will never work for Forrester. Kristen tries to sell Antonio on coming over to Forrester, assuring him that they'll buy out his contract. Antonio asks Kristen if Forrester has ever designed a dress for a beautiful woman who wasn’t wealthy. He wonders how she can expect him to work for a company like that. He thinks women everywhere have the right to wear beautiful clothes. He insists that he is committed to Spectra and invites Kristen to their launch party. Amber can’t help but be touched by the closeness between Deacon and Little Eric. Deacon realizes they both must be teaching inexperienced spouses in the bedroom, and reminds Amber about what almost happened between them in Vegas. Amber holds back tears when she tells Deacon about Rick’s reaction to her tattoo, adding that she’s getting rid of hers. Amber wonders why Rick had to use the word, "trashy." Deacon explains that that’s how Rick sees her. Amber gets upset and it escalates until Little Eric, in tears, tells them to stop yelling. They try to reassure him. Amber puts her arm around Deacon and tells the boy that Mommy and Daddy love each other.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3570 :15x58 - Ep. #3570

Jun/12/2001
Deacon can hardly believe Amber admitted she loves him, and won’t let it go until Amber dumps a pitcher of water in his face. Amber insists she had to say something to reassure Eric, but Deacon is confident that she has declared the truth. Deacon wonders why she seems frightened. Rick is concerned that Amber kept another secret form him and wonders how she really feels about Deacon. Stephanie questions why Eric sent Kristen to see the new designer and wonders if Eric is hoping something happens between Kristen and the designer. Kristen admits she’s never felt completely comfortable with any man until tonight. Sofia sees them kiss. Tony tries to convince Kristen to forget her appointments at the hotel and let him make her dinner. As they’re making dinner, she gets food on her clothes. Tony gives her a dress he designed to change into. Tony is teaching Kristen how to tango when Sofia comes to the door and spots them. When Rick finds out where Amber has been, he insists on putting Deacon on a schedule to pick his son up rather than Amber taking him over there. Amber accuses Rick of not trusting her. She asks him never to use the word trashy towards her again. Rick asks Amber if there’s any chance she’d rather be with Deacon than with him. Amber promises him that there’s no connection between them besides Little Eric.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3571 :15x59 - Ep. #3571

Jun/13/2001
Deacon wonders what it will take for Amber to realize that nothing the Forresters have will make her happy the way he could. Rick insists that Amber get a massage after he’s done, even though he realizes Amber is uncomfortable with the idea of being pampered. Amber fantasizes that, mid-massage, the masseuse is gone and Deacon has taken his place, promising to make her feel better than he’s ever felt. Deacon calls Amber and talks her into bringing Little Eric over for a visit. In their respective offices, Kristen and Tony reminisce about their evening together. Sofia warns Sally that the Forresters sent Kristen over to seduce Tony and Sally had better put a stop to it or they’ll steal Tony away from Spectra. Tony excitedly tells Sally that Joy Enriquez and Innis will be performing at their press party. Sally tells Tony that she wants to talk to him about Kristen Forrester, adding emphatically that she doesn’t want him to have anything to do with Kristen or any other Forrester. Tony insists that no one tells him what to do and stalks out. Sofia tells Sally that she just made the situation worse and says she’ll take care of it herself. Sally lets Clarke know that Kristen is back and going after Tony, but Sofia is handling matters. Kristen tells Eric that Tony is committed to Spectra, and Eric teases her about not coming home last night. Kristen insists that she did, albeit late, and realizes that Eric sent her there on purpose. When Eric hears that Tony invited Kristen to the Spectra press party, he pulls a beautiful dress from a rack of clothes and gives it to her to wear. She hugs him. After Tony calls to make sure Kristen will be at the party, Sofia appears and informs Kristen that she is Tony’s partner and lover.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3572 :15x60 - Ep. #3572

Jun/14/2001
Sofia tells Kristen she has no shame, chasing a man who is almost engaged. Kristen assures her she’ll leave them alone, if Sofia is indeed his girlfriend. She tells Sofia that she is going to the press party - as Tony’s date. The Spectra group meets Martin, the manager of Las Olas, where the party will take place. Martin mentions that Tony used to date his sister. When Kristen insists that she’s going to the party, Sofia lunges at her, ripping Kristen’s dress. Hearing the commotion, Ridge and Taylor come in and Kristen ducks behind Ridge. Sofia angrily tells Ridge that Kristen is a homewrecker who tried to seduce her boyfriend. When Sofia is gone, Ridge tries to talk Kristen out of going to the party, but Kristen refuses. Ridge and Taylor think Kristen has agreed to have dinner at their house, but as soon as they’re gone, Kristen arranges to have the dress fixed so she can go to the party. Sally is upset that Tony didn’t invite the press people on the list she gave him. Tony tells Sally to trust him; the place will be packed. Martin tells Sally that the police want them to open early because the crowd waiting to get in is blocking the street. A furious Sofia arrives and tells Sally that Tony invited Kristen to the party. Sally can’t believe Kristen would dare show her face in the building. Tony is pleased when Kristen arrives, but Sofia tells herself that Kristen just made a big mistake.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3573 :15x61 - Ep. #3573

Jun/15/2001
Sally introduces Tony to the crowd, shooting some embarrassing innuendo in Kristen’s direction. Sofia confronts Tony about Kristen’s presence, but Tony insists that Kristen is staying. Thorne wants to get Kristen out of the party, but Ridge doesn’t want to make a scene and thinks they need to let Kristen handle this herself. Thorne tells Ridge about Sofia’s reputation and adds that Kristen could be in more trouble than she thinks. Clarke approaches Kristen wanting to talk, but Sally insists that Kristen was just on her way out. Sally suggests that Kristen might as well be spitting on Macy’s grave and breaks down in Clarke’s arms. Sofia baits Kristen about being too easy for a man like Antonio, who likes a challenge. Kristen heads out, telling Tony that she’s had enough abuse for one day, but Tony convinces her to stay. Clarke assures Sofia that there’s no chance of anything happening between Tony and Kristen. Sofia cuts in when Kristen and Tony are dancing to the music of Joy Enriquez, but Kristen cuts back in leaving Sofia alone and embarrassed on the dance floor. The crowd cheers Tony and Kristen’s dancing. Sofia rushes off in tears and Clarke follows her. Clarke tells her that she has no choice but to start over, but Sofia insists that she does have a choice. Sally tells Darla that the Forresters should know how it feels to suffer a loss like hers. Kristen tells Tony she should leave and he asks Martin to walk her out. Clarke wonders where Sofia went, and another model tells him that she left. Darla is looking for Sally. Martin rushes in back in and grabs Tony. Distraught, Martin tells Tony that she’s dead.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3574 :15x62 - Ep. #3574

Jun/18/2001
Horrified, Tony thinks that something has happened to Kristen, but Chad tells him he just heard that his friend, Ellen, was found dead of an overdose. Sally assures Sofia that no one is going to steal Tony from them. This is Spectra’s moment, and nothing’s going to spoil it. Brooke is upset when she sees Bridget waiting on Deacon. When Bridget has to run to the store, she warns her mother to leave Deacon alone. Brooke has to keep her anger under control when Deacon taunts her about Bridget. Deacon bluntly tells Brooke that he’s going to make his marriage to Bridget work so he can stay close to Amber and his son. Brooke tells Deacon that Bridget is not a bargaining chip, and Deacon is a sick, evil man. She slaps him across the face, professing her hatred for him, and promises to end the marriage. Kristen tells her brothers that the Spectra line was a huge success, and Antonio Dominguez is the most amazing man she ever met. She thinks she may have finally met Mr. Right and no one can keep them apart. Thorne and Ridge are concerned and wonder how well Kristen really knows Tony. At Las Olas, Tony takes questions from reporters before excusing himself, explaining that a friend has tragically died. Sofia tells Sally that it’s very strange that Ellen would have died from an overdose. Tony tells Kristen that he needs to get to the truth of what happened to his friend. She embraces him supportively.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3575 :15x63 - Ep. #3575

Jun/19/2001
Brooke tells Stephanie that Deacon has Bridget completely snowed, but Stephanie assures her that Bridget is smart and can figure out Deacon on her own. Brooke wishes Bridget could hear what Deacon says about her when she’s not around. Brooke has an idea and pulls out a tiny tape recorder. She asks Stephanie to try to get him to talk about his marriage. Stephanie is concerned, reminding Brooke that Deacon went berserk that last time they tried to trick him, but Brooke thinks it’s the only way to stop him. Stephanie calls Deacon and pretends she wants to talk to him about Amber. He agrees to meet her at the Insomnia. When Ridge hears that Taylor mysteriously slipped out to see a doctor, he assumes that she’s pregnant. Taylor comes home and tells Ridge there’s something they need to discuss. Taylor is stunned when Ridge jumps the gun and expresses his excitement over having another baby. Bridget is disappointed that Deacon is more interested in watching the ball game than in enjoying the meal she lovingly prepared.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3576 :15x64 - Ep. #3576

Jun/20/2001
Deacon apologizes to Bridget for spoiling their first fancy dinner together. He promises they’ll have desert together when he gets back. Ridge becomes alarmed when Taylor tells him that she’s not pregnant and is worried that she’s had a relapse. Taylor assures him that she’s fine, she just went to see the doctor about possibly going back to work. Brooke tells Eric about Stephanie’s plan to meet with Deacon. Brooke is sure that if Deacon’s as cocky as he was with her, Stephanie should have no trouble getting Deacon to reveal his true feelings for Bridget. Eric is concerned about what will happen if Deacon gets suspicious, but Brooke assures him that Stephanie won’t get caught. He tells Brooke that as soon as Stephanie gets Deacon on tape, they’re bringing Bridget home. Deacon wants to Stephanie to get to the point and tell him how to get Amber back. Stephanie tries to lead him to state his real reason for marrying Bridget. Deacon finally says that he married Bridget for two reasons – to pressure the Forresters to let go of Amber and to secure a place in his son’s life. He adds that he’s not letting go of Bridget until Amber and Little D are living with him. Stephanie is about to leave with the incriminating recording when she and Deacon hear the tape recorder click in her purse.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3577 :15x65 - Ep. #3577

Jun/21/2001
Deacon finds the tape recorder in Stephanie’s purse and destroys the incriminating tape. Stephanie tries to convince Deacon that the longer this goes on, the more devastated Bridget’s going to be. She warns him to stay away from Amber. Deacon assure Stephanie that she can’t win this. Eventually Amber will be his, and, until then, Bridget’s his wife. Bridget comes into the Insomnia and Stephanie tries to convince that Brooke and Eric are right about Deacon using her to force Amber to leave Rick. Deacon convinces her not to listen and they head home. First Deacon tells Stephanie if she wants war, then that’s what she’s going to get. Amber confides in her friend, Ginger, who points out that Amber will never have a man who wants her more than Deacon. Ginger realizes that Deacon turns Amber on and thinks Amber could maybe douse the flames by giving him what he wants just once. Amber insists that she’s happy with Rick and she’s a Forrester woman now. Ginger observes that it’s hard to be happy pretending to be something you’re not. Stephanie tells Brooke and Eric what happened. She thinks the pressure is mounting on Deacon and he won’t be able to snow Bridget much longer. Deacon calls Amber and tells her that he’ll be with her tonight; Bridget won’t know it, but Amber will be there. Bridget asks Deacon to look her in the eyes and tell her the truth – does he want Amber or her?


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3578 :15x66 - Ep. #3578

Jun/22/2001
Amber tries to change plans so she can spend the day with Rick, but Rick insists that he has to work and they need to stick to their visitation plan with Deacon. Tony is stunned when he hears that Ellen committed suicide. Clarke asks Tony what his intentions are where Kristen is concerned. Tony promises Clarke that he will never hurt Kristen. Clarke reminds Tony that Kristen is a Forrester, but Tony responds by saying that he’s given his talent to Sally, but his heart to Kristen. Clarke questions whether the Forresters will accept Tony. Kristen asks Stephanie to get the family together for a dinner party so she can introduce them to Tony. She admits that she’s in love with him. Kristen tells Tony about the dinner party and they kiss passionately. Later, Deacon tells Bridget that he cares about her deeply and holds her close. Bridget asks him if he ever decides he wants Amber back to tell her right away. When Amber arrives with Little D, Deacon tells her about Stephanie’s trick. He tells Amber that Bridget deserves better and he wants to put an end to this. He adds that he needs to be with Amber. After Deacon puts his son down for a nap, he touches Amber seductively. Amber insists she’s a married woman, but Deacon kisses her passionately as she gives in to him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3579 :15x67 - Ep. #3579

Jun/25/2001
Stephanie instructs the family to be supportive of Kristen when she brings Tony to dinner. Amber is crying out in the throes of passion when she wakes up to see Deacon grinning at her and she realizes she was dreaming. Deacon tells Amber that he doesn’t like lying to Bridget and it’s only a matter of time before she catches on. Bridget tells her friend Betsy that she’s starting to have suspicions about her husband and her brother’s wife. She admits that she should believe Stephanie’s assertion that Deacon is using her, but she doesn’t want to. Betsy suggests that he have Amber over for dinner so she can see for herself if Deacon has a thing for her. Bridget issues the invitation to Amber, who then tells Deacon that Bridget is indeed suspicious. Amber doesn’t want to stay, but can’t get out before Bridget and Betsy arrive. Deacon begs Amber to stay and she finally agrees to do so, but first she makes Deacon promise not to touch her or give her any looks. Betsy tells Bridget that she’s wrong about Amber and Deacon, and that Deacon appears to be in love with Bridget. Kristen introduces Tony to her brothers and parents. Tony relaxes and tells the Forresters about his family. Stephanie hopes that Kristen’s romance with Tony will make her decide to stay in town longer. Stephanie is thrilled when Kristen asks for her old room back.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3580 :15x68 - Ep. #3580

Jun/26/2001
Brooke comments that she’s never seen Kristen happier. When Helen is called away for a family emergency, Tony leads the Forresters into the kitchen to prepare dinner. Tony orchestrates the meal preparation, with everyone pitching in. Kristen takes some ribbing from her brothers about her own cooking. After the meal, Tony leaves for the airport, determined to get some answers about Ellen’s death. He urges Kristen to go to Miami with him, but Kristen thinks it’s too soon. Brooke tells the Forresters that it’s obvious Kristen is in love. Amber and Deacon realize uncomfortably that Bridget and Betsy are watching them. Deacon is especially solicitous and complimentary of Bridget during dinner. Bridget admits that it’s been hard hurting her parents, but she knows it will be worth it when they see what kind of person Deacon really is. Betsy assures Bridget that Deacon appears to be totally in love with her. Deacon is disgusted with himself for using Bridget as a weapon. Amber insists that Deacon doesn’t give a damn about Bridget. Unaware that Bridget is listening, Deacon admits that its true and everyone knows it except Bridget.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3581 :15x69 - Ep. #3581

Jun/27/2001
Bridget chokes back sobs as she hears Deacon admit that when he sleeps with Bridget he pretends that it’s Amber. Deacon decides he’ll make something up to tell Bridget, because he could never confess that she meant nothing to him. Deacon finds Bridget in tears and she bitterly tells him that she heard everything. She throws his words back in his face and calls him a monster. She tells him that whoever she’s with for the rest of her life, she’ll wonder if they’re lying. Stephanie tells Eric that Kirsten is lucky to have found a man like Tony. Eric expresses concern about what Bridget will go through when she finds out the truth about Deacon. Stephanie agrees that the truth will be incredibly painful for Bridget, but they will help her through. Tony is pleased when Kristen surprises him by joining him on the plane. Tony teases her and Kristen thinks she should be rewarded for her newfound spontaneity. They kiss. Tony tells Kristen he’s not going to leave Miami until he knows what really happened to Ellen.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3582 :15x70 - Ep. #3582

Jun/28/2001
Brooke tells Thorne that no matter how it ends, they’ll never have their sweet, trusting Bridget back. Bridget tearfully tells Deacon to get out and starts throwing things at him. He stays around, afraid to leave her alone. She tells him how violated she feels, adding that he doesn’t deserve his son and she hopes he never gets to see him again. Deacon calls Amber and tells her that Bridget overheard them. When Rick lets Thorne and Brooke know, Brooke embraces Thorne, glad that Bridget is coming home. Rick and Amber head over to see Bridget. Deacon is alarmed when Bridget grabs her car keys and charges past him. Horrified, he follows in his car as he sees the distraught Bridget narrowly miss colliding with a truck. As she wipes the tears from her face, Bridget is in a terrible crash. Deacon rushes to her side. Kristen lightly asks Tony if he’s going to break her heart. She tells him that she’s made more progress with her family in the last couple of weeks than she did in the last ten years, and she couldn’t have done it without his insight. They kiss. At the hotel, Tony asks Kristen to stay with him, but she thinks it’s best if she goes back to her own room. Eric, Brooke, Thorne, Amber and Rick meet at the beach house, only to find Bridget gone.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3583 :15x71 - Ep. #3583

Jun/29/2001
The Forresters try to track down Bridget, becoming more concerned by the minute. When Brooke hears that Betsy was at the dinner, she insists on calling her despite the late hour. At the emergency room, to doctors work on Bridget while an anguished Deacon waits helplessly. Deacon is told that Bridget is unconscious and is being rushed into surgery. Alone and in tears, Deacon declares how sorry he is. He realizes nobody knows where Bridget is and reaches Brooke at the house. He tells them to come to the hospital right away. At Bridget’s bedside, Deacon promises Bridget that if she pulls through, he’ll spend the rest of his life making it up to her. Bridget’s eyes open a little and she smiles slightly. Just as Deacon swears that she can count on him, Bridget’s eyes shut and her heart monitor starts to ring. Deacon watches in horror as the doctor and nurse rush in. Tony offers his condolences to Ellen’s parents and brother. He introduces Kristen, and Ellen’s mother questions Kristen about her relationship with Tony. Tony senses that there’s something Ellen’s family isn’t telling him. Chad reveals that Ellen had been depressed, but Tony wants to know why, and what drove her to commit suicide. Chad doesn’t want to tell him and suggests he speak to Dr. Elderkin, who knows what happened. Tony is mystified when the doctor tells him to stop by the office later.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joan McMurtrey as Michelle Paxson | Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3584 :15x72 - Ep. #3584

Jul/02/2001
Deacon watches in horror as the doctor tries to revive Bridget. Tony can’t understand why Ellen’s family wouldn’t talk to him about what was troubling Ellen before her suicide. As Kristen heads back to L.A. and Tony gets ready to meet with the doctor, they profess their love for one another. Dr. Paxson tells the Forresters that Bridget is stable, but unconscious. Eric is enraged when they’re told they can’t see Bridget until her husband comes out. Brooke sobs when she sees Bridget lying in her hospital bed, feeling guilt-ridden that she didn’t stop Bridget’s involvement with Deacon. Brooke begs her daughter not to let go. Deacon refuses to leave until Bridget is out of the woods. Eric lunges at Deacon, calling him a child molester. A couple of orderlies pull them apart. On the plane, Kristen fantasizes about her future with Tony. Meanwhile, Dr. Elderkin asks Tony about his relationship with Kristen and breaks it to him that Ellen committed suicide after learning that she had AIDS. Tony is stunned when the doctor explains that the man who gave Ellen the disease, whom she dated before she met Tony, is dead. He confirms that Ellen was HIV-positive when they were together, and Tony may now have the disease.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joan McMurtrey as Michelle Paxson
Writer: Bradley Bell

3585 :15x73 - Ep. #3585

Jul/03/2001
Brooke promises Bridget that if she gets well, she’ll never let Deacon near her again. Ridge picks Kristen up at the airport and it’s clear that his sister is hopelessly in love. Kristen admits that she thinks she met the love of her life. Kristen plans to take Tony to dinner tonight when he returns. Ridge advises her not to rush things. Dr. Elderkin wants to give Tony a blood test right away. Tony is in denial and wants to know what the chances are that he could have caught AIDS from an infected woman. The doctor warns Tony that he is gambling with his life. He advises him that if won’t be tested for himself, he should be tested for Kristen’s sake. Kristen calls Tony and tells him that she has a romantic evening planned. Tony tells the doctor that he’s perfectly healthy and not to say a word to anyone. Eric sits at Bridget’s bedside and pours out his emotions. Bridget’s eyes flicker open and Eric embraces her. Bridget sees his tears. Brooke confronts Amber about what Bridget overheard and wonders if Bridget may have stumbled in on more than a conversation between Amber and Deacon. Amber spots Deacon and tells him to leave, but Deacon insists that he’s not leaving the hospital until he can talk to his wife.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joan McMurtrey as Michelle Paxson
Writer: Bradley Bell

3586 :15x74 - Ep. #3586

Jul/04/2001
Deacon tells Amber that it’s not a game anymore and admits that Bridget’s accident opened his eyes and he realizes that he’s developed feelings for her. Amber urges Deacon to leave Bridget alone. After Brooke and Eric leave, Deacon slips into Bridget’s room. When Bridget wakes up and sees Deacon, she orders him to leave, but Deacon wants her to hear him out first. Deacon admits that he didn’t realize it until the accident, but Bridget’s become very important to him, and he wants the chance to prove it. He tells Bridget that he can’t lose her. Brooke assures Eric that now that Bridget knows the truth, Deacon is no longer a threat to them. Amber tries to convince Rick that Bridget would have Deacon thrown out if he tries to visit her. Kristen excitedly borrows a special dress from Taylor. She is as full of anticipation as Tony is plagued by anxiety over their romantic plans for the evening. Kristen admits to Taylor that she may have more than conversation in mind for the evening. As she puts the finishing touches on her preparations, Kristen tells herself that she’s ready to be with Tony, completely and forever. Tony tries to convince himself that he can’t be HIV-positive. Kristen sees Tony and rushes into his arms. Tony tells Kristen he loves her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3587 :15x75 - Ep. #3587

Jul/05/2001
Amber tells Ginger that Deacon is still lying to Bridget about his feelings. Ginger senses Amber’s jealousy and thinks that if Deacon’s feelings for Bridget are real then Amber would miss having him chase after her. Bridget refuses to listen to Deacon’s lies, but Deacon insists that she’s an incredible woman and he’s starting to have feelings for her. Bridget isn’t buying it. Deacon tells Bridget that she deserves a husband who appreciates her and that’s the kind of man he wants to be. Deacon asks what it would take for Bridget to give him another chance. He tells Bridget that she is exactly what he needs in his life. Amber interrupts, demanding that he stop the con job, but Deacon insists that his feelings for Bridget are real. He tells Amber that he’s through begging for her love because Bridget has shown him that real love isn’t something you have to beg for. Deacon tells Amber that if Bridget will have him, he will make their marriage work. As they watch the fireworks, Kristen notes Tony’s mood and assumes that he’s thinking about Ellen. She wonders if Ellen’s doctor was able to solve the mystery behind her death. While Kristen is out of the room, Tony gets a call on his cell phone from Chad and demands that his friend explain why he never revealed that Ellen was HIV positive. Chad insists that he didn’t know. Tony cuts him off when Chad broaches the subject of being tested. Kristen unbuttons Tony’s shirt and kisses his shoulders. She tells Tony to make love to her - now.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3588 :15x76 - Ep. #3588

Jul/06/2001
Dr. Nunez thanks Taylor for agreeing to take over his office while he is out of the country. Ridge mentions Bridget and Kristen and says this may be one of those times when they’ll be glad to have a psychiatrist in the family. Ridge gives Taylor a framed family photo for her new desk. Dr. Nunez gives Taylor final instructions about handling his patients while he’s gone. Eric tells Stephanie that Bridget will be released in a day or two and expresses his relief that they are finally free of Deacon Sharpe. Stephanie suggests that they have Bridget stay with them when she gets out of the hospital. Tony tells Kristen that he wants to make love to her free of insecurities and inhibitions. He promises it will happen, but not tonight. Kristen realizes he is hiding something and, disappointed, she leaves. In frustration, Tony throws a wine glass, shattering it. Kristen tells her parents that her advice to Bridget is to stay away from men because they’re all the same. She can’t understand why Tony rejected her when everything was going so well. Eric and Stephanie try to convince her that Tony may genuinely have been tired after his day in Miami. Tony, upset that he ruined everything, calls Chad. Realizing that his friend needs help, Chad urges him to get professional help and suggests that he call his friend, Dr. Nunez. Tony leaves a message on Dr. Nunez’ answering machine.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3589 :15x77 - Ep. #3589

Jul/09/2001
Amber decides that she better tell the Forresters what Deacon is up to. Stephanie, Eric and Rick express relief that Bridget’s condition has improved. They are shocked when Amber explains that Deacon was talking to Bridget. Rick wonders if they can get a restraining order, but Eric insists Deacon will need one if he goes anywhere near his daughter. Bridget wakes up and realizes that Deacon spent the night in her room on a cot. Bridget asks Deacon what he wants from her. Deacon promises her that he can be a good husband if she gives him a chance. He points out that if they try and it doesn’t work, she’s no worse off, but they could make their marriage into something great. Eric bursts in and orders Deacon to leave. Deacon asks Bridget if she wants him to go. Eric implores her to tell Deacon that she never wants to see him again. Antonio tells Dr. Nunez that he wanted to see him, but Dr. Nunez assures him that he’ll be in good hands and leaves him with Taylor. Tony asks for anonymity and slowly opens up to Taylor about Ellen’s suicide and HIV-positive status.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3590 :15x78 - Ep. #3590

Jul/10/2001
Eric and Rick are trying to force Deacon out of the room when Bridget tells them to stop. Brooke tells Deacon furiously that she’ll kill him if that’s what it takes to get him away from Bridget. Eric begs Bridget not to fall for Deacon’s act again. Bridget insists that she hasn’t forgotten what she overheard, but reminds Amber that they were talking about how guilty Deacon felt about how he treated her. Eric tells Bridget that he and Brooke will never allow Deacon back in her life. Amber points out that if she agreed to go back to him, Deacon would dump Bridget in a second. Brooke starts to confront Deacon but stops when she sees tears in his eyes. At first, she accuses him of putting on a false show of remorse, but she comes to realize that Deacon is in love with Bridget and sincerely wants a relationship with her. Amber is stunned when she sees Deacon hugging Brooke. When Taylor realizes that Antonio doesn’t know yet if he’s HIV positive or not, she tells him firmly that he has to be tested. Kristen calls and asks him if they got their signals crossed last night. Tony insists it was all because he was preoccupied and agrees to meet her for dinner. When Taylor realizes that Tony was talking to his girlfriend, she tells him that if he doesn’t get tested and gets sexually involved with her, he’ll be risking her life as well.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3591 :15x79 - Ep. #3591

Jul/11/2001
Bridget tells Deacon that she knows exactly what he’s going through. Amber is stunned when Deacon tells her that he’s going to make things work with Bridget, and he has Brooke’s support. Brooke tells Amber and Deacon that her attitude towards them has alienated her from her children and adds that maybe they can come up with a solution that works for everyone. She realizes that they have feelings of appreciation and caring for Bridget and Rick, but tries to make them see that real love is much more. Brooke tells Deacon that if he loves Bridget, then he should set her free so Bridget can find someone to love her the way Deacon loves Amber. Brooke urges Deacon and Amber not to waste their lives trying to make it work with someone else when it’s obvious how much Deacon and Amber are attracted to each other. Sally is irked that Tony is spending more time with Kristen than he is working on the collection. Tony comes in and only admits that he had an appointment. Clarke confronts Tony about hurting Sofia. Sofia questions Tony about what’s going on, imploring him to be honest with her. Taylor discusses Tony’s situation with her associate, Carlos. She worries about the women he may have been with and his reluctance to be tested. Carlos points out that the odds are that Antonio is not infected, but he has a responsibility to his sexual partners. Eric tries to convince Bridget not to believe Deacon, and assures her that she can do so much better. He tries to understand Deacon’s appeal when Bridget admits that she’s can’t stop feeling the way she does about him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3592 :15x80 - Ep. #3592

Jul/12/2001
Brooke tells Eric that she thinks she finally got through to Amber and Deacon and made them realize how senseless it is for them to deny their feelings for each other. She thinks she convinced Deacon that this is his last chance to give Bridget her freedom and start a life with Amber. Brooke is sure that if Amber opens up to Deacon, she’ll never go back to Rick. Deacon asks Amber how she honestly feels about him. Amber admits that she’s attracted to him. Deacon insists that they’re hot together. He teases her and takes her in his arms. Deacon wonders how they could go on hiding their attraction and what it would do to Rick and Bridget if they had an affair. They reminisce about their special times together. Deacon finally gets Amber to admit her feelings for him, and that she’s been fighting them ever since she moved out of his apartment. She confesses that she’s made love to him in her dreams. Deacon thinks they should do something about their desire for one another and kisses her passionately. Sofia tells Tony that it’s been weeks since they slept together and Tony realizes that he could have infected her too. Sofia asks Tony to kiss her. Kristen admits to Taylor that she’s thinking about sleeping with Tony.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3593 :15x81 - Ep. #3593

Jul/13/2001
Brooke hopes that Deacon and Amber are getting together because she wants them both out of the family once and for all. Amber tries to stop Deacon, reminding him that they’re both married. Deacon wants them to prove what’s there and asks her to let herself go, just once. Amber is about to give in, then breaks away. She tells Deacon that she will never cheat on her husband. She confesses that she loves him, but she’s staying with Rick. She adds that she’ll never believe that Deacon loves Bridget. Deacon assures her that he loves Bridget the way Amber loves Rick, and if he can’t have Amber, then Bridget is the one he wants. They look at each other with tears in their eyes. Deacon kisses Amber and calls it their last kiss ever. While Kristen excitedly gets ready for her date, Tony wonders why this is happening to him now that he’s found someone to share the rest of his life with. As Bridget is about to be released, Eric tells her that this is a defining moment in her life. He and Ridge urge Bridget not to let Deacon ruin her life. Eric urges her to go home with them. Brooke is stunned when Amber announces that she’s staying with Rick, and Deacon asks Bridget for her forgiveness and the chance for a real marriage. Taylor spots Tony waiting at the restaurant and asks if he’s planning to tell his date about his condition. Tony asks her to leave, but Taylor reminds him that until he’s tested, he’s a threat to anyone with whom he’s intimate. Kristen arrives for her date with Tony.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joan McMurtrey as Michelle Paxson
Writer: Bradley Bell

3594 :15x82 - Ep. #3594

Jul/16/2001
Bridget tells her family that this is her life, Deacon is her husband, and she’s going home with him. First, she wants Amber to say aloud that it’s over between Deacon and her and that Amber will respect Bridget’s marriage. Amber says that it’s over forever. Bridget tries to reassure her parents that everything’s going to be fine. Deacon realizes that the Forresters despise him, but promises them that Bridget will never regret her decision. Ridge warns Deacon that if he hurts Bridget again, he’ll have to answer to Ridge. Seeing the tears in her eyes, Ridge gives Brooke a supportive hug. Bridget tells Deacon that she loves him, but if he betrays her again, he won’t just break her heart – he’ll kill her. Deacon promises that he won’t betray her. Amber assures Rick that she could never leave him, but Rick notes the obvious connection between Deacon and her and wants Amber to promise to tell him if she ever decides she’d be happier with someone else. Kristen understands that Tony wants to get to know her better, but assures him she’s ready to take the next step in their relationship whenever he says the word.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3595 :15x83 - Ep. #3595

Jul/17/2001
Brooke tells Thorne that there has to be a way to get Bridget away from Deacon. Ridge tells Stephanie he’s certain that Deacon is just conning Bridget. Sensing Brooke’s upset, Ridge goes to her office to offer moral support. Brooke believes that Deacon is going to try to love Bridget, but he will never be able to ignore his passion for Amber. She adds that Bridget deserves the chance to know what true love feels like. Ridge embraces Brooke sympathetically. Brooke thanks Ridge for his support. Thorne decides to take Brooke up to the cabin to give her a break from all the stress. Thorne is stunned when Stephanie reveals that, despite their civil moments, her feelings haven’t changed about Brooke’s marriage to Thorne. Deacon surprises Bridget with breakfast in bed – and a ring, explaining that this time around he wants to do everything right. Deacon feels that no matter what he does, Brooke will always believe that Amber is his soul mate. He decides that he might be able to straighten things out if he can sit down and talk to Brooke one on one. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that he’s committed to Bridget, but Brooke points out that love isn’t something that can be controlled by will. Brooke swears Deacon to secrecy and tells him that, to save her daughter, she’s going to tell him something she’s never shared with anyone.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3596 :15x84 - Ep. #3596

Jul/18/2001
Rick tells Bridget that they have to talk about Amber and Deacon. They have to be realistic and accept that Deacon and Amber have a history or their marriages won’t stand a chance. He advises her to face any doubts she has about Deacon right away. Stephanie explains that she walked Brooke down the aisle for the sake of family unity, but the wedding was not a joyous occasion. She points out the disgrace and scandal that Brooke has brought the family, and expresses concern that one day she will hurt Thorne too. Thorne accuses Stephanie of never forgiving Brooke for marrying Eric. Stephanie insists that Brooke’s only commitment is to herself. Thorne tells Ridge that Stephanie will never accept his marriage. Stephanie tells Ridge that Thorne has blinders on where Brooke is concerned, and she’s sure that it’s just a matter of time before Brooke does to Thorne what she’s done to every other man in the family. Brooke tells Deacon that Amber is his destiny and urges him not to let her get away. He has to fight for her no matter what it takes. Brooke explains that she understands the passion that he’s feeling because she’s felt it too. She tells him that she’s been in love time and time again, but there’s only one man for her. Thorne stops outside when he hears Brooke talking with passion about the man who completes her, but he’s shocked when Brooke slips and reveals that her soulmate is Ridge!


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3597 :15x85 - Ep. #3597

Jul/19/2001
Ridge insists that Thorne’s marriage isn’t in trouble and Stephanie is looking for problems that don’t exist. Stephanie believes they should all be on their guard with Brooke. She warns Ridge that no matter how docile Brooke appears, there’s always the chance she’ll tear Thorne’s heart into pieces. Deacon is stunned that the man who means so much to Brooke isn’t her husband, but Ridge. He realizes that Brooke thinks he’ll never forget Amber because she’s never gotten over Ridge. Brooke tells him that Bridget deserves to be married to a man who isn’t secretly pining for someone else. Deacon tells Brooke that she wants Ridge, but settled for Thorne, and she doesn’t want Bridget settling for less that what’s best for her. Brooke is alarmed and tells Deacon not to breathe a word of this to anyone. They are unaware that Thorne is listening at the door, horrified by what he’s heard. Brooke tells Deacon that if he doesn’t end his marriage and go after Amber he’ll regret it the rest of his life. Megan tells Thorne that the cabin is all ready for Brooke and him. After Thorne leaves, Megan realizes he forgot the ring he’d bought and decides to deliver to him in Big Bear. Later, when Megan gives him the ring, he hurls it to the ground and crushes it. He tells Megan that Brooke settled for him and is still in love with Ridge.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3598 :15x86 - Ep. #3598

Jul/20/2001
Bridget wants to know what Brooke told Deacon, but he hesitates to share Brooke’s personal revelation. He finally explains that Brooke was talking about more than Amber and Deacon when she talked about the one intense passion that never goes away. Bridget is stunned when he reveals that Brooke was actually referring to Ridge. She’s concerned about what would happen if Thorne ever found out. Bridget explains that Thorne has spent his entire life trying to live up to Ridge, and if this gets out it could tear the whole family apart. Ridge gives Brooke some lingerie to wear for Thorne. They reminisce briefly when they hear their song on the radio. Ridge asks Brooke if she and Thorne are happy. Brooke doesn’t answer directly at first, but then affirms that they’re very happy together. As she heads up to the cabin, Brooke tells herself that she needs some time with her wonderful husband. Thorne bitterly tells Megan that he’s been deluding himself all this time. The fantasy he’s been living is over. Megan tries to calm him down, but he insists that she leave when Brooke’s car pulls up. Brooke looks forward to a special night as Thorne waits inside, full of fury. Brooke is horrified when Thorne tells he that he knows the truth and wants her to admit that she’s in love with Ridge!


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3599 :15x87 - Ep. #3599

Jul/23/2001
Tony tells Taylor that he's going to get the AIDS test, but Taylor realizes he's just making the promise as a ploy to get a prescription for stress medication. Taylor questions him about the girlfriend he claims to care so much about, and explains that Tony can't take chances with his own health - or anyone else's. If he loves this woman, he has to protect her. She tells him that anything is better than not knowing. Brooke insists that she was just trying to protect her daughter and assures Thorne that their marriage was not a mistake. Thorne is unconvinced. He believes that everything Brooke said to Deacon was true even though Brooke insists there's no real comparison between Deacon's situation and hers. She reminds him of everything they went through to be together. Thorne wonders if he could do better than someone who settled for him and accepts him as second best. Megan urges Ridge to stop Thorne from breaking up with Brooke, pointing out that he's the only person that can convince Thorne that there's nothing going on between Brooke and Ridge. He admits there's a connection between Brooke and him, but he'd never act on it. Sofia apologizes to Kristen for the way she has treated her. She adds that Tony is a good person and Kristen can trust him with her life.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3600 :15x88 - Ep. #3600

Jul/24/2001
Taylor is shocked when Ridge tells her about Brooke's confession to Deacon. Taylor wants to talk to Brooke, but Ridge thinks it's best if they both stay out of it. Taylor is sure that Brooke can make it up to Thorne. Meanwhile, Brooke can't convince Thorne that she's not in love with Ridge. Thorne believes that he was Brooke's second choice and that she settled for him when she couldn't have Ridge. He recalls that Ridge and Brooke's true feelings were obvious when he caught them together in Venice and he was a fool for not realizing it. He accuses Brooke of not feeling the passion for him that she does for Ridge. Thorne storms out, leaving Brooke in tears. Chad is upset with Tony's stubbornness when he realizes Tony hasn't been tested yet. Tony is certain that he's not infected. Kristen tells Eric how cautious and protective Tony is, and that he would never let anything harm her. While Tony is waiting for Kristen at Las Olas, Taylor spots him. She is stunned when Ridge reveals the he knows him, too, and identifies him as Antonio Dominguez, the man Kristen is dating.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3601 :15x89 - Ep. #3601

Jul/25/2001
Taylor is concerned and wonders how much Ridge knows about Kristen's relationship with Tony. Kristen spots her brother and Taylor and wants to take Tony over to say hello. Kristen introduces them and Tony is stunned when Taylor turns to face him. Ridge invites Tony and Kristen to join them for a drink. Taylor questions them about their after dinner plans. Distraught, Brooke calls Ridge and begs him to come up to the cabin because Thorne walked out on her. Kristen notes that Taylor seems to make Tony nervous, but assures him that Taylor's been very supportive. Taylor catches Tony alone and tells him that she's the only thing standing between Kristen and disaster. Tony swears that if Taylor says one word to Kristen, she'll never practice again. Taylor insists that somebody has to tell Kristen. Thorne sits alone in his car, wondering how he could have been so stupid to ignore everyone's warnings about Brooke. He particularly recalls Macy's words. He thinks about all he and Brooke have been through and realizes that Brooke does really love him. He heads back to the cabin, hoping Brooke is still there. Brooke recounts her conversation with Deacon, and Ridge realizes what it must have done to Thorne to hear those words. Brooke is afraid she may have lost him. Ridge is embracing Brooke as Thorne returns.

Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3602 :15x90 - Ep. #3602

Jul/26/2001
Thorne listens in as Ridge tells Brooke that she was just building her case to get Deacon out of Bridget's life. Brooke decides that she is going to tell Thorne it was all a lie - even though it wasn't. She admits she's acknowledged a forbidden secret. Ridge stops her from saying it aloud. Brooke points out that they share something that Brooke will never share with another man. Thorne emerges from the shadows, unable to control his rage any longer. He tells Brooke and Ridge that they deserve each other. Taking off his ring, he informs Brooke that their marriage is over. Brooke follows him out in the rain as he takes off in his car. Ridge holds Brooke as she sobs. Tony assures Chad that he would never put Kristen in harm's way. Tony wants a life with Kristen, but wonders what will happen after Taylor reveals his secret. He finally realizes that Kristen has a right to know and doesn't care if she never speaks to him again because she needs to be told. He goes to see Taylor, promising that he'll be in her office for a test first thing in the morning. Kristen wonders why Taylor interrupted her evening with Tony, noting Taylor's preoccupation. Instead of getting into the real reason, Taylor explains what happened to Brooke and Thorne.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Jack Armstrong (1) as Chad Huffington
Writer: Bradley Bell

3603 :15x91 - Ep. #3603

Jul/27/2001
Thorne confesses to Eric that marrying Brooke was the biggest mistake of his life. He gave up everything for a life with a woman who thinks of him as a consolation prize. Thorne refuses to be his brother's substitute. Eric embraces his son sympathetically. Brooke tells Ridge that she's not going to let her marriage end this way. Ridge points out that Brooke has to convince Thorne that she still feels passionately about him. Tony gets ready to take his HIV test. Now he can prove that there's nothing wrong with him. Taylor assures him that he's doing the right thing. Ridge is certain that Thorne and Brooke can patch things up, but Eric isn't so sure. Thorne is packing when Brooke returns and tells him that she wants to save their marriage. Brooke wants to show Thorne how passionate she is about him. She tells Thorne to make love to her and starts to seduce him. Elsewhere, Dr. Craig returns with Tony's test results.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3604 :15x92 - Ep. #3604

Jul/30/2001
Ridge assures Eric that Brooke loves Thorne and their marriage isn't over by a long shot. Eric isn't so sure that Brooke will be able to prove her love to Thorne, especially after losing his trust. Meanwhile, Brooke continues her attempt to seduce Thorne. She informs him that she wants to put this behind them so they can be together completely. Thorne tells her that he could have sex with her, but he can't make love to her. Their marriage is over and there's nothing Brooke can do to change that. Brooke begs for another chance. She won't let Thorne destroy their marriage because he's feeling sorry for himself. Thorne retorts that he would rather be alone than with someone who settled for him. He tells her to get dressed and get out. Kristen is grateful when Sofia says that she is happy for her, even though she does miss Antonio. Sofia points out that Kristen has tamed Tony; he is a man in love who is committed to Kristen now. Sofia admits that she will cherish her memories of intimacy with Tony. Elsewhere, Tony is devastated when the doctor informs him that he is HIV positive. The doctor tells Tony that with treatment he can live with the disease, but recommends re-testing to verify the results. Tony goes through a myriad of emotions, and wonders why he is being punished. He is distraught when he thinks about Sofia and Kristen. Taylor tries to convince Tony not to feel ashamed. The virus is the enemy - not its victims.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3605 :15x93 - Ep. #3605

Jul/31/2001
Stephanie tells Ridge that Thorne may be able to accomplish what no one else in the family could: getting rid of Brooke Logan for good! When Thorne arrives, Stephanie tells him that he’s doing the right thing and that she’ll have Jonathan draw up the annulment papers. After, Stephanie goes looking for Brooke, who has returned to the cabin and is near the end of her emotional rope. Kristen admits to Clarke that Tony is the perfect man for her. As long as they have each other, their dreams and their health, they don’t need anything else. Taylor informs Tony that Sofia will have to be tested for HIV, too, even though Tony and Sofia were always careful and used condoms. After Kristen calls his cell phone, Tony asks Taylor how he is supposed to tell the woman he loves that he is HIV positive. Taylor explains that he doesn’t have to give up on his dreams; he just has to approach them differently. Ridge urges Thorne not to turn this into a crusade against Brooke, even if he decides he can’t forgive her. Ridge insists that Brooke still loves Thorne. Thorne retorts that he has stopped living in Ridge’s shadow and being Brooke’s consolation prize. As soon as the papers are ready, Thorne is ending the marriage. Brooke is surprised when Stephanie shows up at the cabin. Stephanie tells Brooke her time is up. Stephanie is finally through with her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3606 :15x94 - Ep. #3606

Aug/01/2001
Brooke can’t believe Stephanie is celebrating when her son is in pain. Stephanie tells Brooke that she has no idea what real love is. As long as Brooke continues to act without integrity or human decency, then rejection will be her destiny. Stephanie wishes Thorne had realized the truth about Brooke before he lost the one woman who truly loved him. Brooke realizes that Stephanie still blames her for Macy’s death. She insists that she loves Thorne, but Stephanie fires back that Brooke has never gotten over Ridge and she never will. Stephanie taunts Brooke, wondering who her next victim will be. They’re fresh out of Forresters! When Stephanie is gone, Brooke promises that if Stephanie thinks she’ll never have to deal with Brooke again, she couldn’t be more wrong. Ridge tries to convince Thorne that Brooke is committed to him, but Thorne is ready to face the truth. He sadly acknowledges that if he’d opened his eyes sooner, maybe Macy would still be alive. Taylor warns Ridge about his sympathy for Brooke, but Ridge refuses to turn his back on her. Thorne visits Macy’s grave and tells her how sorry he is. He remembers their dinner together in Big Bear and wonders why he couldn’t see what they had. Just then, Thorne feels a woman’s hand on his shoulder.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3607 :15x95 - Ep. #3607

Aug/02/2001
Thorne is astonished when he sees Macy! He clutches her and can’t believe she’s really there. Thorne tells Macy how much he’s missed her and that he’d give anything for another chance. Macy wants that, too, but it’s impossible because she is just a dream. Sally and Clarke want to know where Tony has been and try to get down to business, but Tony only wants to talk to Sofia - alone. At first, Sofia thinks Tony is upset because she talked to Kristen, but then she realizes something is wrong. Tony braces himself to tell her the truth. Taylor warns Ridge not to let Brooke continue to play the damsel in distress. Taylor calls Brooke and advises her to develop a support system that extends beyond Ridge. Brooke can’t believe that she’s supposed to deal with Taylor’s insecurity when her life is falling apart. Taylor retorts that Brooke had better let go of how she feels about Ridge, or she’s going to lead a very empty life. Angry at Taylor’s self-righteousness, Brooke notes that she and Ridge are still connected…and she could get him back if she wanted to. Taylor laughs. Stephanie interrupts Ridge and Eric with a bottle of champagne, ready to celebrate her fondest hope that she’ll never have to deal with Brooke again! She wonders if they couldn’t find Brooke a job at Forrester International. When Stephanie wants to plan a party, Ridge points out that two people got their hearts broken and there’s nothing to celebrate. He wishes Stephanie would lay off Brooke.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3608 :15x96 - Ep. #3608

Aug/03/2001
Stephanie plans her dinner party and recalls the first time she saw Brooke. Taylor asks Brooke if this little fantasy is what kept her from being committed to Thorne, because it’s about the saddest thing Taylor has ever heard. Taylor tells Brooke that she didn’t deserve Thorne. She advises Brooke to think about where she’s headed and what her life has become. Kristen is taken aback when she hears about the reason for Stephanie’s party, but asks to add Sofia to the guest list. Stephanie tells Kristen that Brooke Logan is out of their lives, and all is right with the world. Tony informs Sofia that when he was in Miami, he found out that Ellen killed herself because she was dying. Sofia is stunned when he explains that Ellen had AIDS. He breaks it to Sofia that he has been tested - and he is HIV positive. Brooke calls Ridge and tells him about Taylor’s vicious accusations. Ridge is the only one she can count on. Taylor admits to Ridge that she’s starting to think Stephanie is right about Brooke, and that Brooke will never change. Ridge suggests that Taylor and Brooke keep their distance for a while. Megan goes to check on Brooke and asks if Brooke really cares what Stephanie and Taylor think. Brooke realizes that in playing by Stephanie’s rules, she’s lost herself. She decides not to pretend anymore. Brooke’s next step is to get Ridge back!


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3609 :15x97 - Ep. #3609

Aug/06/2001
Dr. Nunez informs Taylor that she absolutely cannot betray Tony's confidence and tell Kristen about his HIV status, even if Kristen is her sister-in-law. Taylor tries to convince Kristen to slow down her relationship with Tony and maybe visit some friends in New York for a while. Kristen insists that she's in love for the first time. She becomes annoyed with Taylor's interference and tells Taylor that her love life with Tony is none of her business. Tony tells Sofia that he wants her to be tested. She feels confident that she's okay because they always used a condom. Sofia is stunned that Tony hasn't told Kristen yet. Sofia assures Tony that he's not going to lose Kristen - and that he has a lot to learn about HIV. Brooke tells Megan that the Forresters helped destroy her marriage. Instead of living in misery, Brooke is going to think about her own happiness for a change and get Ridge back. Thorne informs Ridge that his marriage is officially over. What does Ridge think about Brooke being a free woman again? Ridge assures him that Brooke is going to be devastated. Later, Brooke tells Ridge that he's the only one in the family who is sorry her marriage to Thorne is over, but everything happens for a reason. Brooke feels that she and Ridge belong together.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3610 :15x98 - Ep. #3610

Aug/07/2001
Ridge asks Brooke if she’s out of her mind. He still thinks that Thorne could come around, but Brooke says that part of her life is over. Ridge reminds Brooke that he’s married. Brooke insists that they are soul mates and the whole family knows it, even Taylor. Ridge tells Brooke that the answer is and will always be no. They can’t relive the past. Brooke asserts that she’s settled for less for too long. She loves Ridge and will always love only him. She kisses Ridge, but he pulls away. Elsewhere, Thorne tells Stephanie that he wouldn’t be surprised if Brooke tries something with Ridge. Dr. Craig tells Sofia that her test results are negative, but that she should be tested again in six months. Dr. Craig also wants Tony to make an appointment soon because early treatment is essential. When Sofia offers to go with Tony to talk to Kristen, Tony declines. He warns Taylor not to pressure him, but promises he won’t put Kristen at risk. Once he finds Kristen, Tony holds her and tells her that he couldn’t love her more.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3611 :15x99 - Ep. #3611

Aug/08/2001
Thorne packs up his things, but refuses to talk with Brooke. Deacon is dismayed when Bridget leaves him a dressy outfit for Stephanie's dinner party. When Amber sees him in the clothes, she bursts into laughter. Deacon glares at her when she snaps a picture. After, he tells Amber about his conversation with Brooke, which led to Brooke and Thorne's annulment. Amber and Deacon decide to take Little D. to the beach. Deacon notices that Amber still has her tattoo. They acknowledge that they are both making their respective marriages work. Bridget is surprised when Brooke suggests that maybe the annulment is for the best. Thorne confirms that Brooke doesn't want to save her marriage because she is in love with Ridge. Bridget is crushed, pointing out that marriage is supposed to be a commitment. She reminds them how hard she's been fighting to make her marriage to Deacon work. Thorne tells Bridget that he should have seen this coming. He is as much to blame as Brooke for the marriage not working. Thorne wishes that Brooke could have felt about him the way she did about Ridge because he did love her, and loves her still. He advises Brooke to let go of Ridge because it will never work.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3612 :15x100 - Ep. #3612

Aug/09/2001
Stephanie tells Brooke about her party. She wants Brooke to know that she is no longer welcome at family functions and will never step foot in her house again. Stephanie assures Brooke that her life with the Forresters is over. Brooke storms out and tells herself that it's just beginning, but this time she's doing it right. She's going to start over with Ridge. Taylor is alarmed when a desperate Tony tells her that he can't live this way. Dr. Craig questions Tony about his anxiety and tells him that it's time to start fighting back. He outlines the medications involved in Tony's treatment and points out that once he starts treatment, it's a commitment he keeps for the rest of his life. Taylor adds that Tony will have to learn to live and to love in a whole new way. Tony realizes that, and although the chances are minute that she's been infected, he has to tell Kristen right away. Kristen assures Stephanie that she and Tony are going to have a beautiful life together. Brooke says goodbye to Ridge before heading to Paris. She unzips her dress and reveals she is wearing lingerie from the Brooke's Bedroom line, claiming she wants his opinion before adding the design to the international line. She pushes him down on the couch and tries to get him to kiss her. Ridge suggests that Brooke take a cold shower before catching her plane.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3613 :15x101 - Ep. #3613

Aug/10/2001
Stephanie gathers her family and makes an announcement. She has decided to go on a cruise with her sister. Kristen tells everyone that she feels blessed to be a part of the family again. She thanks Tony for teaching her the value of family. The Forresters ask Tony to make a speech. He tells them that Kristen has taught him that every moment of life is precious and unique, and he wishes it could go on forever. Taylor spots Tony, who tells her that the truth is going to break Kristen's heart and make her family despise him. When Tony finally gets a chance to talk to Kristen alone, she sees that his hands are shaking and assumes that he's nervous and is about to propose to her. Tony tells her that he can't propose because he has something to tell her, something worse than anything she could imagine. When Eric expresses concern about Bridget, Deacon assures him that he's taking good care of her. Clarke overhears Sofia telling her mother that Tony has HIV. She assures him that she's been tested and is okay. Clarke wonders about Kristen and is horrified when he realizes that Tony hasn't told Kristen yet.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3614 :15x102 - Ep. #3614

Aug/13/2001
Sofia assures Clarke that Tony would not put Kristen in danger and tells him that they have not made love. Clarke is irate when he finds out that Taylor knows, but hasn’t warned Kristen. Kristen promises Tony that he can be honest with her and they can face any problem together. He admits that he terrified he will lose her. She grabs him and urges Tony to say what’s bothering him. Tony tells her that the doctor in Miami gave him some terrible news. Kristen wants to know what Ellen’s death has to do with them. When Ridge interrupts them for dinner, he sees Kristen’s tears and demands to know what Tony has done to her. Kristen is furious with Ridge when Tony takes off. Taylor tells Kristen that Tony needs her and she must find him. Tony is hastily packing a suitcase when Kristen appears in the doorway and asks him what’s going on. Tony tells Kristen that he loves her, but can’t give her the life she wants. He finally confesses that he is HIV positive. When Rick talks about the fun he and Amber have been having with Little Eric, it breaks Deacon’s heart. Little Eric joins the party and cries out happily when he sees his “daddy.” Everyone is shocked when he runs to Deacon - not Rick!


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3615 :15x103 - Ep. #3615

Aug/14/2001
Amber tries to reassure Rick after Little Eric shows his obvious preference for Deacon. Bridget encourages Deacon to let Rick in on the fun. She asks Amber if she’s thought about having more children. Bridget tries to convince Rick that Deacon is not a threat to him. She suggests that instead of being bitter, Rick should feel compassion for the limited amount of time Deacon has with his son. Meanwhile, Deacon takes a sleeping Eric to the guesthouse. Amber is in the shower and, thinking that Rick has come in, invites him to join her. When she steps out, she is stunned to see Deacon. He hands her a towel and comments on her tattoo, noting that she still has the other half of his heart. Tony tells Kristen that he wants her to fulfill her dream of having a marriage and children. Kristen insists that her dream was to have all of that with him. Kristen is stunned when Tony admits that he and Taylor have known for weeks that he might be infected. Kristen tells Tony that she wants to help him and be there for him. Tony wants her to pretend that he’s already gone. There’s nothing left for him but pills and doctors, and he doesn’t want her to be a part of that. He wants her to go on living their dream for both of them. Meanwhile, Taylor and Dr. Nunez wait for Tony to bring Kristen over to be tested.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3616 :15x104 - Ep. #3616

Aug/15/2001
Kristen sadly tells Taylor that she thought Tony was going to propose. Taylor suggests that since they are both upset, this might not be the best time for Tony and Kristen to be making decisions about their future. Tony tells Kristen how sorry he is. She goes into his arms. She tells him that he doesn’t have to apologize because he didn’t know. Tony sadly points out that they’ll never make love. Dr. Craig informs Kristen that her test results are negative. Tony wants Kristen to move on, but Kristen insists that she’s not ready to lose him. Tony assures her that it’s over. He wants her to find a man who’ll give her the marriage and family that he can’t. Tony tells Kristen he’ll always love her. Ridge informs Eric that Taylor is with a patient in crisis, unaware of the impact that the patient is about to have on their lives. Sally shows Darla their sales figures, exclaiming happily that the company is back and on track! As long as they have Tony in their corner, nothing can stop them. Sofia suggests that Sally should put her celebration for Tony on hold for a while. Clarke agrees. A party is not what Tony needs right now. Sally wonders if there is something that they’re not telling her. Sofia comments to Clarke that Kristen will find someone else, but what does poor Tony have left?


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3617 :15x105 - Ep. #3617

Aug/16/2001
Kristen tearfully tells Eric that she and Tony love each other, but they can’t be together. After Eric encourages Kristen to confide in him, Kristen breaks it to her father that Tony is HIV positive. Eric wants Kristen to promise that she will never see Tony again. When Kristen tells him that she can’t, Eric heads out, despite Kristen’s please to leave Tony alone. Tony is telling Sofia that he ended his relationship with Kristen when Sally bursts in with the entire Spectra gang singing, “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.” They flip on the lights and see Tony’s tear-stained face. He orders them all to get out. Sally suggests that he needs a vacation, not a party. Tony tells Sally that he doesn’t care anymore and quits. Sally informs Tony that he has single-handedly brought the company back from the dead. She reminds him that a lot of people are depending on him for their livelihood, and he understood her need to avenge Macy’s death. When Tony comments that people die all the time, Sally is enraged and orders him out of the building. Clarke consoles Sally and finally reveals that Tony is HIV positive. Tony doesn’t answer his phone, so Kristen leaves a message warning him that her father is on his way over. Eric tells Tony that in one moment of carelessness, he could infect Kristen. He orders Tony never to contact Kristen again. Their relationship is over.

Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3618 :15x106 - Ep. #3618

Aug/17/2001
Ridge is angry that Taylor knew about Tony’s condition and its threat to Kristen all along and didn’t tell him about it. Taylor reminds him that she was bound by confidentiality. Ridge insists that in a marriage you share everything, especially when it comes to family. Taylor tries to make Ridge understand the position she was in, but winds up in tears. Brooke calls Ridge from Paris and assumes his irritation is due to a spat with Taylor. Tony assures Eric that he would never harm Kristen. Eric offers to help Tony any way he can, but wants him to swear that he’ll stay away from Kristen. Eric demands to know if Tony and Kristen ever had any kind of sexual relations. Tony assures him that they didn’t. Eric wants Tony to resist reaching out to her. Tony insists that he and Kristen are finished - and his work is over as well. Eric urges Tony not to let the disease destroy everything he’s worked so hard for. Tony tells Eric he would have made him a proud father-in-law. Thinking that Eric has left, Tony breaks down. Eric tells Tony he didn’t deserve this, and embraces him. Kristen and Sofia express their concern about Tony. Kristen hopes that Eric goes easy on him. She worries that any more pressure could push Tony over the edge. Kristen tells Sofia that she can’t walk away from Tony even though he wants her to move on. Sofia explains that Tony loves her too much to risk harming her, so she knows he won’t change his mind. Sofia holds Kristen as she sobs.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3619 :15x107 - Ep. #3619

Aug/20/2001
Bridget and Deacon are pleased with their party, but Deacon is disappointed that Rick and Amber have left Little Eric at home. Bridget grabs a beer away from Deacon, reminding him that some of their guests aren’t even out of high school. As Deacon mans the barbecue, he imagines that Amber is dancing him instead of Rick. Deacon catches Amber spiking the punch with vodka. Ridge questions Taylor again about not telling him about Tony’s HIV status. Where is the trust in their marriage? Taylor insists that Tony wouldn’t have put Kristen at risk and can’t believe Ridge is making such a big deal out of her decision to honor her patient’s confidentiality. Later, Thorne warns Taylor that Brooke is not to be trusted because she is going to go after Ridge. A furious Taylor assures Thorne that Brooke can parade around naked in front of Ridge and she won’t get to him. When Brooke finds out that Ridge is in the steam room, she joins him. Brooke asks him not to leave because she needs to talk to him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3620 :15x108 - Ep. #3620

Aug/21/2001
Amber notices Bridget having another glass of the spiked punch and urges Deacon to stop her. Amber regrets her move and worries about what Rick and Bridget would do if they found out that she was responsible. Rick notes that the party has kicked up a notch. When Amber asks Rick if he’s really happy, Rick responds that his only regret is letting her go the first time. As they dance, Bridget and Deacon tell each other that they’re going to make their marriage work. Ginger informs Amber that she saw her spike the punch. She also notes Amber’s reaction to seeing Deacon and Bridget dancing together. Rick sees Deacon about to dump the punch out and doesn’t believe Deacon when he insists that he wasn’t the one who spiked it. Amber overhears and later thanks Deacon for not revealing that it was her doing. She watches as a tipsy Bridget holds Deacon seductively. Taylor assures Thorne that she and Ridge will settle their differences. Thorne points out that with Stephanie out of town, there is nobody to keep Brooke in line. Taylor refuses to live her life looking over her shoulder for Brooke. He urges her to smooth things over with Ridge and Taylor decides to meet him in the steam room. Meanwhile, Brooke tells Ridge that he’ll never be truly happy and fulfilled with Taylor because her take on life is so different from theirs. Brooke promises Ridge that they would share everything because they’ve always been open with each other. Ridge tries to leave, but Brooke stops him, insisting that they are destined to be together. Brooke moves closer to Ridge and tells him that she wants him to leave his wife and marry her!

Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3621 :15x109 - Ep. #3621

Aug/22/2001
Brooke wants Ridge to admit that deep down he knows she’s right and that he wants her as much as she wants him. Clarke tries to convince Sally that Tony might come back to them once he’s dealt with his diagnosis. They see Thorne and inform him that he’s not welcome at Insomnia. They are stunned when Thorne reveals that his marriage to Brooke has been annulled. He explains that Macy was right about his relationship with Brooke being doomed. Sally has no sympathy for Thorne. When you lie down with the devil, you deserve to get burned. She tells Thorne that he and Brooke killed Macy and nothing he can do or say will change that. Clarke informs Sally that Brooke is a menace - and her next target is Taylor. Ridge instructs Brooke to stop interfering in his marriage because he’s not going to leave Taylor for her. Brooke ducks out of sight when they hear Taylor at the door. Taylor pushes Ridge back inside and tells him she needs to talk to him alone. She tries to settle their differences about what happened with Tony and Kristen, then suggests they make up and kisses him. Alarmed, Taylor notes that she felt something on her foot. Brooke reveals herself and announces that she was just leaving. Taylor is appalled that Brooke cornered Ridge in the steam room. Ridge assures Taylor that nothing was going on. Taylor tells Brooke not to deny that she still has feelings for Ridge. She adds that Ridge should have walked out when Brooke walked in because everyone knows that Brooke is obsessed with him. Taylor orders Brooke to leave her family alone, but Brooke asserts that she will get Ridge back. She will never go away until she has Taylor’s husband and suggests that she end her marriage now - or Brooke will make Taylor’s life a living torment.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3622 :15x110 - Ep. #3622

Aug/23/2001
Concerned about a possible scandal, Eric questions Ridge about Brooke. Ridge admits that he and Brooke have always been close, but that doesn’t mean he wants to break up his marriage. Eric advises Ridge to be careful around Brooke and not to underestimate her. Taylor tells Brooke that she is delusional and that Ridge is totally devoted to his family. She urges her to get out of town and distance herself from this obsession. Brooke insists that it’s time for all of them to face the truth that the connection she shares with Ridge is stronger than ever. Taylor thinks Brooke is sick for trying to seduce a man with three children. Brooke explains that she’s trying to correct a mistake. Taylor orders Brooke to leave her family alone. Hearing their voices, Ridge comes in. Taylor tells Ridge that Brooke has admitted she wants him back - whatever the cost - and Taylor is not going to let that happen. Amber surprises Deacon by dressing Little Eric up like a greaser with his hair slicked back and wearing the leather jacket that Deacon gave him. Later, Deacon and Amber panic when they realize that the boy is hot and feverish. Eric is stunned when Massimo appears in his office. Eric tells him that Stephanie is out of the country - and that she wouldn’t want to see him if she were in town!

Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3623 :15x111 - Ep. #3623

Aug/24/2001
Eric orders Massimo to leave and never come back. Massimo realizes that Eric doesn’t know that he and Stephanie have been in contact for years when Stephanie needed someone to confide in. He was there for Stephanie then - and he’s here for her now. Eric tells Massimo to stay away from his wife. Ridge tries to convince Taylor that Brooke is upset and just going through a phase. Taylor insists that it’s not a phase; it’s a pattern. Taylor thinks Brooke is dangerous. She urges Ridge to get Brooke out of their lives now because if he doesn’t, Taylor can’t be held responsible for what she might do. Brooke sees Catherine with Ridge’s children and calls them into his office. Brooke hugs the children, offers them candy, and asks them to visit her sometime. Taylor is enraged when she sees Brooke kissing the children goodbye and telling them that she loves them as if they were her own. When the kids are gone, Taylor furiously knocks everything off Brooke’s desk and tells Brooke that she’ll be sorry if she goes anywhere near her children again. Brooke tells Taylor to let Ridge go, and she’ll never bother her again. Taylor lunges at Brooke. Ridge stops Taylor just in time. Taylor tells Ridge that Brooke has to be stopped. The doctor instructs Amber and Deacon to watch Little Eric’s temperature for the next twenty-four hours. Deacon calls Bridget and lets her know that Little Eric is sick and Deacon has to stay there as long as he’s needed. Amber and Deacon are relieved when Little Eric’s fever breaks.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3624 :15x112 - Ep. #3624

Aug/27/2001
Eric informs Ridge about Massimo, the man from Stephanie's past, and explains that he is trouble. Massimo tells Taylor that he witnessed her confrontation with Brooke and suggests that she may have to make her point even more forcefully. The security of Taylor's family is at stake, and Taylor should do whatever it takes in order to protect it. Relieved that Little Eric is all right, Amber and Deacon give in to a kiss that becomes more passionate. Amber breaks away and orders Deacon to leave. Bridget assures Betsy that she trusts her husband and she'll be able to tell if anything is going on between Amber and Deacon the minute he walks through the door. Deacon returns and hugs Bridget. He says that this is where he belongs. Later, Deacon calls Amber and they both agree that they should not have kissed. Deacon confesses that he is still in love with Amber. Ridge tells Brooke that she's in denial. She has to stop wreaking havoc in his life. Brooke gives him a photo album full of pictures of the two of them and asks him to listen to his heart.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3625 :15x113 - Ep. #3625

Aug/28/2001
Deacon tells Amber that he was awake all night thinking about her. Amber admits she did the same thing. Deacon wonders what they're going to do about it, admitting he never should have touched her last night. Bridget suggests that the four of them go out dancing. Sally tells Tony that she has some words of wisdom for him and she expects him to listen. She points out that he walked out on their agreement over a little setback. He has a medical condition, not a death warrant. She explains that this isn't the end, but the beginning of the greatest challenge he'll ever face. Sally wants Tony to fight, and she's going to be right there beside him. Tony admits that even though it's over with Kristen, he can't imagine her with any man but him. Clarke pays Kristen a visit, anticipating a second chance with her now that Tony is out of her life. Clarke tells her that there's been an empty space in his heart since their marriage ended and adds that she'll never get over Tony until she moves in a different direction with another man. He tells her that he's never loved another woman, and asks Kristen to marry him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3626 :15x114 - Ep. #3626

Aug/29/2001
Bridget is shocked when she realizes that Brooke is making moves on Ridge. Seeing that her mother is out of control, Bridget asks Taylor to help her. Taylor agrees that Brooke needs therapy, but not from her. Bridget wants to know how she can help Taylor stop Brooke from trying to win Ridge back. Taylor doesn't want Bridget mixed up in her problems with Brooke, but Bridget doesn't want to see Brooke put herself through more pain. The Spectra employees welcome Tony back, although Sally admits to Sofia that he is still on the fence. Tony is stunned when he realizes that everyone knows he is HIV positive. Darla insists that they're all going to be there for him. Tony wonders how they can expect him to think about work or anything else besides what he's going through. Sally tells Tony that everyone faces personal tragedies, but the measure of a person's character is how they deal with it. She urges Tony to be a fighter. Tony decides to get back to work. Kristen breaks it to Clarke that she is in love with someone else. Clarke won't pressure her, and suggests that she think of him as her "Plan B." Kristen calls Tony and begs to see him. Tony admits that he loves her, but tells her to get on with her life. He hangs up, leaving both of them in tears.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3627 :15x115 - Ep. #3627

Aug/30/2001
Brooke discusses plans for the new lingerie line, Scandal. She wants to use photos of Ridge and her caught in compromising positions for their ad campaign, with the slogan, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the bedroom." Bridget asks Brooke to tell her that she's not going after Ridge again. She's stunned when Brooke admits that she is. She'll never be happy with anyone but Ridge. Brooke denies chasing Ridge, and points out that she's being honest about her feelings. Bridget worries that the entire family is going to come down on Brooke, especially Stephanie. When Kristen reveals that Clarke stopped by, she is surprised by Eric's sudden tolerance of her ex-husband. Eric is relieved to hear that Tony hasn't returned Kristen's phone calls. Eric wants Kristen to have the life she deserves, and neither he nor Tony will let her settle for less. Eric promises Kristen that she'll get through this, and her family will help. Kristen wonders if Eric is right and she's just clinging to a fantasy. Tony is stunned when Clarke informs him that he proposed to Kristen. Clarke urges Tony not to reach out to Kristen because she's trying hard to get over him. Later, Kristen appears in Tony's office and says that she can't stand being away from him. Kristen cries as Tony takes her in his arms, and tells him how much she loves him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3628 :15x116 - Ep. #3628

Aug/31/2001
Kristen tells Tony that she belongs at his side and she's not going to let him push her away. Tony protests, but Kristen grabs him and kisses him. Tony pulls away, but Kristen insists that Tony is a part of her and that will never change. He can't stop her from loving him. Kristen puts her arms around Tony and promises that she's there for him. As Brooke models the latest lingerie for Ridge, a distraught Taylor confides in Eric. Stephanie returns from her trip relaxed and happy to be home. She senses something is amiss and reminds Eric that he promised he wouldn't protect her from the truth anymore. Eric admits that the problem is Brooke. Taylor tells Stephanie that she lost it with Brooke, but had no choice because her family has been threatened. Brooke wants Ridge and has declared that she'll do anything to get him. Eric thinks Brooke is on the rebound, but Taylor insists that she is on a mission. Stephanie promises Taylor that they won't let Brooke do this. She tells Taylor to take care of her children, and she'll take care of Brooke. Ridge informs Brooke that he heard about the ad campaign and he wants her to forget about it. When Ridge gets word that Stephanie is on her way to Brooke's office, he is certain that the situation is going to become worse. Stephanie orders Brooke to stay away from Ridge, but Brooke assures her that there's nothing she can do to stop her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3629 :15x117 - Ep. #3629

Sep/04/2001
Deacon and Amber run into each other at Las Olas and realize that Rick and Bridget have arranged a double date for lunch. Despite their discomfort, they decide that they’d better go through with it, especially after Deacon points out that they have a lifetime of holidays and birthday parties ahead of them. Rick explains that Bridget wanted to talk to him about the situation with Brooke. Bridget scoffs at the idea of “soul mates” and wishes Brooke would give up on her quest for Ridge. Deacon has to smooth things over when Amber points out that there is an obvious attraction between Brooke and Ridge. Bridget should cut her mom a little slack. Both Amber and Deacon are stunned when Rick expresses his hope that Amber will become pregnant before too long. Brooke shocks Stephanie with the incriminating pictures of her and Ridge, then reveals that they are computer-generated. Stephanie can’t believe that Brooke is still confusing lust with love, but Brooke insists that it goes much deeper. Brooke dismisses Stephanie’s insults, pointing out that her ugly words only prove how powerless she really is. Brooke tells her that when it comes to getting down and dirty, Stephanie’s the master and Brooke has learned from the best. Stephanie is happy to see Massimo, who commiserates with her about the situation with Brooke. He promises Stephanie that everything is going to be fine.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3630 :15x118 - Ep. #3630

Sep/05/2001
Rick tells Amber that he thinks this is the perfect time to have another baby and solidify their family. Amber feels it is a big decision and suggests that they discuss it at home. Amber asks Bridget if she and Deacon have considered having children. Bridget realizes that their child would be Little Eric’s half-sibling. When Deacon and Amber get a moment alone, Deacon urges Amber not to have a child with Rick because then they would be linked forever. Eric advises Taylor not to get mixed up with Massimo. He explains that Massimo is the most arrogant, reckless man he’s ever met. Eric tells Taylor that Massimo and Stephanie dated in college, and it appears that he is still in love with her! Eric isn’t happy when he learns that Massimo is in the building. Massimo asks Stephanie with all of the crises in her life, where is the joy? His family always hoped they would marry, but then she met Eric and learned she was pregnant. Massimo wonders if she has given up too much, including her relationship with him. He suggests that Stephanie is still dealing with Brooke because Eric is incapable of handling her himself. After Eric overhears Massimo tell Stephanie that she deserves much better, he punches him. Massimo informs Eric that he’s made a big mistake!


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3631 :15x119 - Ep. #3631

Sep/06/2001
Taylor tells Ridge that the only way to protect their family and save their marriage is to cut Brooke out of their life. She tells him that he can’t see Brooke ever again. Ridge tries to reason with Taylor, reminding her that he and Brooke have to work together. Taylor accuses Ridge of being more concerned about business than about his family. Brooke hears that Taylor barged in on Ridge’s meeting and wonders if this is the end of Ridge and Taylor’s marriage. She thinks that Taylor is finally accepting the truth. A frustrated Ridge asks Brooke how long she’s going to keep this up. Brooke says until he comes to his senses and realizes he belongs with her. Eric wants to know what gives Massimo the right to judge him. Massimo points out that Eric abandoned Stephanie, married Brooke and had two children with Stephanie’s worst enemy, and then let Brooke take over the company! Before leaving, Eric informs Stephanie that security will remove Massimo if he’s not out of the building in five minutes. After Stephanie hears from a distraught Taylor, Massimo offers to help get Brooke Logan away from her family. Stephanie says that if Massimo could do that, she would be indebted to him for the rest of her life. Massimo embraces her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3632 :15x120 - Ep. #3632

Sep/10/2001
Massimo receives a confidential report about Brooke’s background. Ridge tells Brooke that she can’t keep coming on to him because her behavior is self-destructive and unhealthy. Brooke refuses to give up on them. She reminds him of the life they shared and insists that she can’t go on without him. Stephanie tells Taylor that she and Ridge have to face their problems with Brooke together, but Taylor is having trouble controlling her anxiety. She believes that Brooke is starting to get to Ridge. Taylor realizes that by arguing with Ridge, she’s playing right into Brooke’s hands. She implores Stephanie to help her get Brooke away from her family. Sally is delighted to see Massimo, but can’t understand why he’s still pining away for Stephanie. Sally admits that she may be the only person on the planet who hates Brooke more than Stephanie does and tells him about Macy’s death. When Sally is gone, it is clear she has given Massimo an idea. Massimo calls Stephanie from in front of Brooke’s house and informs her that Ridge is there. He assures Stephanie that he will deal with Brooke. Once Ridge leaves, Massimo tells himself that when he’s through, Brooke won’t make trouble for Stephanie or anyone else again.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3633 :15x121 - Ep. #3633

Sep/17/2001
Stephen Logan arrives at Massimo’s office. Massimo claims to be the answer to his prayers, explaining that he will take care of Stephen’s debts and make him a wealthy man. For her health and safety, Massimo wants Stephen to take Brooke back to Paris with him. If he doesn’t, Massimo will handle Brooke in another way, which will be most unfortunate for Brooke and her family. Stephen is stunned when Massimo offers him five million dollars to convince Brooke to relocate, and suggests that Stephen use his heart condition to convince her to leave LA. Stephen calls Brooke and asks her to meet him. Rick creates a romantic atmosphere and tells Amber that he hopes they conceive a brother or sister for Little Eric tonight. Amber is uncertain, but Rick assures her that she’s a great parent and two children will bring them twice the joy. Rick promises Amber that she will always be secure with him. They kiss passionately. Later, Amber tells Deacon about Rick’s plan. She admits that if she gets pregnant, she’ll never leave Rick. Stephanie warns Brooke to stay away from Ridge, or she will regret it, and what will happen will be far worse than anything she can imagine.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3634 :15x122 - Ep. #3634

Sep/18/2001
Stephen tells Brooke that his heart problem is worse and he doesn’t have a lot of time left. He asks her to come back to Paris to live with them. Brooke is astonished that Stephen hasn’t told Beth yet about his condition. Brooke wants them to come to LA, but Stephen doesn’t want to relocate. He assures her that it’s best for all of them if they stay in Paris. Massimo informs Stephanie that her problem with Brooke Logan has been taken care of. Stephanie fears that Massimo threatened Brooke. Massimo reminds Stephanie that she promised him anything he wanted if he could get Brooke away from Ridge. He asks for a long kiss, and reminds Stephanie about their last night together. Stephanie tells him that no one knows about that night except the two of them - and she wants it to stay that way. Eric walks in and orders Massimo to get out. Stephanie shares her good news with Eric, who is convinced that Massimo was only there to hit on her. Brooke calls in tears to tell Eric that she’s going to Paris. Stephanie is ecstatic to hear that Brooke is leaving LA. Massimo watches with satisfaction. Rick is hopeful that Amber conceived last night. Deacon and Amber acknowledge that they should feel lucky about the fact that they are married to good people, but know they are still powerless to control the feelings that they have for each other.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3635 :15x123 - Ep. #3635

Sep/19/2001
Stephanie thanks Massimo and shares the good news with Taylor. She tells Taylor about Stephen's condition, but Taylor senses that Stephanie is holding something back. When Stephen informs Massimo that he can't go through with his request, Massimo asserts that backing out is not an option. Stephen refuses to be threatened, but Massimo assures him that Brooke will be in a precarious situation if she stays in Los Angeles. He hands Stephen a check and tells him to start a new life for his family. Stephen notes that the check isn't for the full amount. Massimo assures him that he'll receive the money in increments once Brooke is in Paris...and stays there. Ridge comforts a distraught Brooke, who is determined to make every moment count with her dying dad. When Brooke admits that she doesn't want to leave Ridge, Ridge replies that getting out of town might be good for her because he's not going to leave his wife. He adds that Brooke's father should be all that matters now. After Taylor overhears Massimo telling Stephanie that the job is done and that Brooke won't be a problem anymore, she demands to know the truth. Stephanie explains the plan to Taylor, who says that what they did was wrong. Taylor tells Stephanie that she can't live with their scheme.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3636 :15x124 - Ep. #3636

Sep/20/2001
Stephanie tells Taylor that if she exposes the plan, she’ll ruin the one chance Brooke has of getting over her obsession with Ridge. Stephanie believes that they are fighting fire with fire, but Taylor feels she can’t deceive another human being this way - even if it’s Brooke. Stephanie is afraid that Taylor will tell Brooke the truth, but Massimo is equally certain that Taylor will keep quiet. Stephanie promises Massimo that she will give him anything he wants if Brooke moves to Paris. After Brooke tells Rick and Bridget about her plans, they encourage her to travel to Paris. Rick senses that she doesn’t want to leave town because of Ridge. Brooke realizes that if she goes, it could be the end for Ridge and her. Ridge comforts Brooke, but Brooke decides she can’t go through with it and isn’t going to go. Taylor walks in as Brooke is about to kiss Ridge and orders her to keep her hands off of him. Brooke wants Ridge to tell them who he wants to be with - Taylor or her. Massimo gives Stephen a card and instructs him to call if Brooke ever decides to return to the States. Massimo will give her incentive to stay and advises Stephen to keep Brooke safe by keeping her in France.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3637 :15x125 - Ep. #3637

Sep/21/2001
Stephen realizes that Brooke is just a means to an end for Massimo, and that he’s really after Stephanie. Stephen almost feels sorry for Stephanie and Eric. Massimo insists that no one will ever know about their alliance. Eric doesn’t like the idea of being in Massimo’s debt, but Stephanie is convinced that it’s almost a miracle that Massimo showed up just when they needed him. Eric is afraid it could all blow up in their faces, especially if Brooke finds out. Taylor tries to convince Brooke that if she misses this time with her father, she’ll regret it forever. Brooke thinks that Taylor just wants to get her away from her husband. Ridge tells Brooke that he wants her to go to Paris with her father. Brooke protests, but is interrupted by Stephen. He’s ready to leave. As Brooke says her goodbyes to the Forresters, Taylor stiffens when she catches sight of Massimo watching from the corridor. In the elevator, Stephen comforts Brooke. He asks her to trust him and promises that this will be a fresh start for her. Stephanie hugs Massimo and thanks him. Eric appears in the doorway as they kiss. Meanwhile, Ridge finds Massimo’s business card on the floor of Brooke’s office!


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3638 :15x126 - Ep. #3638

Sep/24/2001
Stephanie is flustered by Massimo's kiss. Eric confronts them and asks Stephanie if she now sees how Massimo has been manipulating her. Massimo reminds them about Eric's other loves, beginning with Brooke. He tells Stephanie that Eric is faithless and unreliable. Stephanie steps in and apologizes. She assures Eric that the kiss was a mistake. Massimo points out that by getting rid of Brooke, he's accomplished in one week what Eric has failed to do for years. Eric is furious and asks Stephanie to leave. Massimo tells Eric that he's the man Stephanie should have married. Eric accuses Massimo of forcing himself on Stephanie. Massimo believes that Eric is still letting her fight the family battles for him. Rick thinks Amber might be pregnant and wants her to take a pregnancy test. He promises that her second pregnancy will be so much different from her first. Deacon admits to Alexandra that he's going crazy waiting to hear if Amber is pregnant or not. He assures Alex that he loves his wife, but he needs to find a way to get Amber out of his heart. Amber is about to take a home test when Deacon arrives. He sees the test and insists that she take it before he leaves.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3639 :15x127 - Ep. #3639

Sep/25/2001
Kristen asks Tony to take her to dinner, but Tony isn’t sure he’s ready. Clarke wants Tony to accept the fact that things are not going to work out between Kristen and him because now it’s affecting his work. Clarke baits Tony about his inability to fulfill Kristen’s needs and advises him to stay away from her. Clarke calls Kristen in front of Tony and convinces her to dine with him. Kristen tells Stephanie about Tony’s HIV status. Stephanie is supportive and, knowing how much Kristen loves Tony, wants her to make her own decisions about their future. Despite Tony’s fears, Kristen knows that she is strong enough to put on the brakes when things heat up between them. Rick is worried about Amber’s condition, and reminds Bridget that their first baby died in childbirth. He worries that she might not be able to have more kids. Amber is evasive, then finally admits to Deacon that she’s pregnant. Amber and Deacon are silent, until Amber tries to convince Deacon that she wants her marriage to work. Deacon insists that this isn’t right, and that Amber could do something about it. Deacon tells Amber that any chance they had to be together is history. The baby she’s carrying will change everything. Deacon never realized how much he loves Amber until this moment. Amber agrees, but notes that it’s too late for them now. Deacon kisses her and leaves. Rick comes home and is thrilled by Amber’s news.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3640 :15x128 - Ep. #3640

Sep/26/2001
Stephanie tries to convince Eric that Kristen is a responsible adult and he can’t control her life. She adds that Tony would never put Kristen at risk. Eric refuses to compromise and insists that Kristen stay away from Tony. Stephanie reminds Eric that he can’t always protect his adult children and has to have faith in their intelligence and good sense. She’s afraid that Eric will alienate Kristen. Clarke tries to convince Kristen that the best way for her to help Tony is to show him that she’s moving on with her life. When Clarke spots Tony at the restaurant bar, he tells him to leave. Clarke says that Tony is a threat to everyone because he has HIV. Tony can’t believe Clarke’s ignorance and retorts that Clarke and his stupidity are an even bigger threat to Kristen. When Kristen sees Tony, she asks Clarke to leave. She needs to be with Tony tonight. After Tony admits that he followed her to Las Olas, Kristen declares that she is in love with him and she is in control. She’ll decide when to say “no,” and begins to kiss Tony’s neck. Meanwhile, Clarke stops by the Forrester home and informs Eric that Kristen is with Tony. Amber tells Deacon that if there was a way to keep him in her life, she’d grab it, but everything has changed. Deacon says that he can’t go on this way and heads home to Bridget. He tells Bridget that she won’t need her birth control pills anymore because they’re going to make a baby tonight. He pulls her to the bed, then fantasizes that he’s making love to Amber.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3641 :15x129 - Ep. #3641

Sep/27/2001
Kristen kisses Tony’s neck and chest, and takes the phone off the hook when it rings. She tells Tony that there are ways of expressing their love that are perfectly safe. While they can’t do everything, what they can do is so thrilling that it’s more than enough for her. She won’t let him go too far, but promises to fulfill his deepest longings. Both are breathless as Kristen undresses and continues to kiss Tony’s chest. As soon as Eric hears from Clarke that Tony and Kristen were drinking and are now alone at Tony’s place, he rushes out. Stephanie glares at Clarke. Stephen explains to Beth how he got Brooke to return to Paris with him and asks for her help in convincing Brooke about his illness. He tells her about Massimo and his offer of five million dollars. Brooke, believing that Stephen was just breaking the news about his illness, rushes in and embraces them. When Massimo calls, he isn’t happy to hear that Stephen lost the card with the restricted number assigned just to this project. Taylor confronts Massimo about his scheme to get rid of Brooke. Massimo insists that her family is secure, but Taylor believes that her marriage could be over if Ridge ever finds out about the deception.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3642 :15x130 - Ep. #3642

Sep/28/2001
Brooke wants to talk to Stephen’s doctor as soon as possible to see if a heart transplant is an option for her father, but Stephen tries to dissuade her. When Brooke is out of the room, Beth tells Stephen that they can’t continue with this charade. Stephen insists that they have to keep Brooke away from Ridge for her own sake. Brooke sees that something is weighing on Beth and suggests that they all get some counseling. Ridge thanks Taylor for single-handedly convincing Brooke to move to Paris. Kristen and Tony linger in each other’s arms. Tony tells Kristen that he never thought he could make so much love without actually making love. Kristen notes that it’s all about knowing your limitations. Eric sees them together under a blanket and breaks down the door to Tony’s house. He demands to know if Tony had sex with his daughter. Kristen insists that what happened tonight was pure and beautiful, but she finally agrees to leave with Eric. When Clarke says that Tony is an irresponsible playboy for contracting HIV, Stephanie tells Clarke that he should be ashamed of himself for making such an ignorant comment. She orders him out of her house. Massimo admits to Stephanie that he’s concerned because Stephen lost the card that he gave him. It’s the one clue in their scheme that could ruin everything. Brooke calls and Ridge tells her about the card he found on her office floor. Brooke realizes the number matches the one on the notepad next to her father’s phone!


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3643 :15x131 - Ep. #3643

Oct/01/2001
Tony sadly confides in Sally that after what Eric saw tonight, he’s never going to let Kristen anywhere near him. Sally urges Tony to lay down the law with Eric and Stephanie and tell them that he’s not giving up their daughter. Meanwhile, Kristen insists that she and Tony are responsible adults and can love each other without crossing the line. Eric informs Kristen that she’s never going to see Tony again. Tony appears and promises them that nothing will happen to Kristen. They won’t lose their daughter because he can’t lose her either. He tells Eric and Stephanie how much he loves Kristen. When Eric replies that Tony clearly cannot keep the relationship platonic and orders him out, Kristen steps in. She wants her parents to accept the fact that she’s going to have a life with Tony, or she’ll never step foot in their house again. Stephen shows Beth the sports car he just bought and some brochures about new homes in Tuscany. Stephen tells Brooke that it’s time for her to get over L.A. and make a fresh start away from the Forresters, especially Ridge. Beth points out how upset Brooke is, but Stephen assures her that he could never cause Brooke as much pain as Ridge already has. Beth wonders if Brooke is right about being in love with Ridge and belonging together. Brooke goes to the office, where a technician has set up two-way videoconferencing on her computer. She is thrilled to get a call from Ridge, which only reaffirms her connection to him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3644 :15x132 - Ep. #3644

Oct/02/2001
Kristen tells Tony that it will take determination and courage, but it is their future and they have to be able to live it on their terms. Eric insists that every day of their relationship will be a challenge, but Kristen assures him that it will just make every accomplishment that much sweeter. Stephanie asks to speak to Eric alone and points out that Kristen has made her position clear. If they don't support her, they will lose her forever. Stephanie acknowledges that Kristen and Tony are taking a huge risk, but she believes that with their commitment and courage they can do something miraculous with their lives. Kristen promises Tony that his virus won't keep them from achieving their dreams. Tony has to stop seeing himself as a victim and start looking at himself as a man with a future. Tony embraces Kristen. Rick tells Bridget about Amber's pregnancy, but is confused when Bridget questions whether or not Amber is happy about it. Rick insists that whatever connection there was between Amber and Deacon is behind them. Amber tells Deacon that she's carrying Rick's child and all they can do is accept it and move on. She insists that she loves her husband, but when Deacon presses her, Amber stuns him by admitting that she wants Deacon, too. She adds that it can't change anything between them. Deacon is shocked that she has finally admitted her feelings, but still refuses to act on them. Amber informs Deacon that this is goodbye.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3645 :15x133 - Ep. #3645

Oct/03/2001
Brooke tells Ridge that she wants to help her father, but she doesn't know how. When Ridge asks about the card, Brooke says that her father explained it was from his hotel. Ridge insists that it looks like a personal business card. Brooke starts to worry that it could have something to do with Stephen's illness. Taylor tells Stephanie that Ridge has Massimo's card. She wants to tell Ridge the truth before Ridge connects Stephen to Massimo. She admits that she went along with the plan to protect her family, but worries that her marriage will be over if Ridge learns the truth. Stephen confesses to Massimo that Ridge has the card. An irritated Massimo points out that his carelessness has jeopardized the entire project. He informs Stephen that he is taking control of the situation and that he is arranging for Brooke to have a date tonight. Massimo calls Jacques and tells him that he wants Brooke dealt with this evening. Jacques promises that Brooke won't know what hit her. Stephanie tells Massimo that Ridge has the card, but Massimo insists that he has everything under control. Brooke Logan will not be returning to the States. Ridge dials the number on the card, only to discover that it's been disconnected. Deacon tells Amber that she can't live her whole life to please the Forresters. He wants her to run away with him, but Amber refuses. She insists that they both made their choices and now they have to live with them. She touches his face as Rick walks into the Lair. Amber tells a tearful Deacon goodbye. Deacon takes Amber in his arms and kisses her. He tells Amber he loves her, and she admits she loves him, too. Rick watches in horror. Jacques goes to Brooke's office and tells her that her father wants him to have dinner with her tonight.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3646 :15x134 - Ep. #3646

Oct/04/2001
Ridge and Thorne spot Stephanie at the Café Russe with Massimo. Massimo assures Stephanie that Brooke is being dealt with. Stephanie wants to know what he means, but Massimo thinks it's best if he keeps the details to himself. Taylor interrupts and tells Massimo that he needs to call Stephen Logan and tell him that it's over. She can't do this anymore. Massimo refuses to call off the plan and urges her to be patient. Thorne and Ridge are even more surprised to see Taylor joining Massimo and Stephanie in an obviously intense discussion. Ridge is concerned, knowing Eric's suspicions about Massimo's connection to organized crime, and wants to find out what's going on. Stephanie consoles Taylor and offers to take her home. Ginger tells Ridge that she thinks Stephanie was dining with Massimo Marone, but isn't sure because he signed his name with an 'M.' Ridge realized it matches the 'M' on the card and approaches Massimo. Beth is upset when she hears that Brooke is having dinner with one of Massimo's henchmen. When she wonders why Massimo cares so much about helping the Forresters, Stephen admits that he thinks Massimo is still in love with Stephanie. Beth can't believe that it's worth the money Massimo paid Stephen to turn their daughter over to a stranger. Stephen assures Beth that nothing will happen to Brooke, but Beth wonders why they haven't heard from her. Jacques takes Brooke to a secluded area at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Brooke says it is beautiful, but that she wants to go home. Jacques informs her that she is not going home. He insists that their evening is just beginning and urges her to start her life over with somebody new. Brooke is stunned when he kisses her. Brooke pulls away and slips, tumbling over the railing. Jacques cries out and tries unsuccessfully to catch her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3647 :15x135 - Ep. #3647

Oct/05/2001
Stephanie admits to Eric that she was with Massimo at the Café Russe. Although Eric tries to make Stephanie see the web of lies Massimo has created, Stephanie insists that Massimo performed a miracle by getting rid of Brooke when no one else could. Eric believes that Massimo is a bigger threat to their family than Brooke ever was. Ridge and Thorne confront Massimo about his apparent relationship with Stephanie. Ridge shows Massimo the card with the ‘M’ and wants to know how it wound up in Brooke’s office. Meanwhile, On the observation deck, a tourist checks Brooke’s pulse. She’s alive! Stephen has too much champagne and accuses Beth of being responsible for Brooke’s inability to get over Forrester men. Beth retorts that Stephen sold out his own daughter. At the hospital, Beth is horrified that Jacques was allowed to leave, but Brooke tries to convince her that what happened was an accident. The doctor questions Jacques about Brooke’s fall. When Jacques hears the doctor tell Brooke that she’ll be all right, he slips out. Ridge tells Thorne that Massimo clearly has an ax to grind. Thorne suggests that Brooke may have been lucky to get away from Massimo when she did. Massimo is angry with Jacques, certain that he has sent Ridge back into Brooke’s arms. Ridge calls Brooke and tells her that he’s on his way to Paris. He vows to bury Massimo if he had anything to do with what happened to Brooke.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3648 :15x136 - Ep. #3648

Oct/08/2001
Stephen is alarmed when Brooke informs him that Ridge is on his way - and that he’s determined to find out the truth about her accident. Ridge wonders what Massimo had to do with Brooke’s accident and how Taylor fits in to it all. Thorne tells Taylor that he and Ridge saw her at the Café Russe, and wants to know what the story is with her and Massimo. Taylor finally confesses the truth about Massimo’s plan and her knowledge of it before Brooke left town. Thorne points out that Taylor has jeopardized her strongest weapon against Brooke: the bond of trust she shares with Ridge. Thorne embraces a tearful Taylor, and helps Taylor see that it’s time for her to tell Ridge the truth. Massimo assures Stephanie that Jacques didn’t cause the accident and that his only crime was incompetence. They try desperately to reach Taylor, who appears and reveals that they’re not going to like what she has to say. Stephanie tries to convince Taylor that the worst thing she could do right now is to tell Ridge the truth. Meanwhile, Ridge arrives in Paris and demands to know what Stephen’s connection is to Massimo Marone. Stephen goes on the offensive and asks Ridge if he’s leaving his wife. Beth can’t take anymore and blurts that Stephanie asked Massimo to keep Brooke away from him. Brooke is devastated when Beth also reveals that Stephen isn’t sick at all.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3649 :15x137 - Ep. #3649

Oct/09/2001
Brooke is stunned when she learns that Massimo was paying her parents to lie to her. When Stephen lets it slip that Brooke wouldn’t be safe if she stayed in L.A., an upset Beth notes that Brooke’s “date” with Massimo’s thug almost got their daughter killed. After Stephen reveals that the whole Forrester family was in on the plot as well, Ridge wonders if Taylor knew anything about it. Stephen apologizes for his mistake and asks Brooke’s forgiveness. A devastated Brooke wants her father to get away from her. Beth accuses Stephen of taking the money as payback for so many years of living in Eric’s shadow. Once Stephen leaves, Brooke breaks down in Ridge’s arms. Taylor asks Stephanie what it will do to Brooke’s family when she finds out that they’ve been lying to her. Stephanie insists that they were fighting to save Taylor’s family, but Taylor is disturbed that it will be at the cost of Brooke’s. Taylor is sure that Stephen Logan will pay a bigger price than anyone else will. At Spectra, Sally walks in all dressed up for a date. Clarke, Darla and Sofia note that Sally’s mystery man has brought a smile back to her face. Although Massimo is determined not to cause more heartache for Stephanie, Heidi points out that he’s clearly in love with Stephanie and always has been. Sally meets up with Massimo, who has forgotten that they were supposed to have dinner that evening. Sally tells Massimo that Stephanie is all wrong for him and notes that he needs to be with someone who is a little more “touchable.” Massimo explains that currently he is dealing with a crisis, but comments that Sally is giving him something to look forward to.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3650 :15x138 - Ep. #3650

Oct/10/2001
Taylor informs Stephanie that she will tell Ridge the truth the minute he gets back. Stephanie points out that Ridge will be livid and Brooke will use that to her advantage. Taylor thinks Ridge needs to see how desperate she’s become because of Brooke. Stephanie tries to convince Taylor to wait a couple of days, but Taylor feels her only choice is to come clean. She’s sure her bond with Ridge is so strong that he’d never leave her over this. On the Forrester jet, Brooke tearfully shares her heartache over her father’s betrayal. Ridge tries to comfort her, assuring her that Massimo and Stephanie will pay for what they’ve done. Brooke wants to know how Ridge will handle Taylor and her role in the deception. Ridge is upset that Taylor could have been so manipulative and self-serving. Eric confronts Massimo about Brooke’s accident and warns him to stay away from his family. Eric assures Massimo that he didn’t solve Stephanie’s problem; he just made it worse. Eric tells Massimo that he’s interfering with his family and warns not to underestimate him. Eric assures Massimo that when Ridge and Brooke put all this together, they’ll be closer than ever. Who will Stephanie have to thank for that? Ridge calls Taylor and says that he needs to talk to her alone.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3651 :15x139 - Ep. #3651

Oct/11/2001
Taylor assures Massimo that she is going to tell Ridge the truth and there’s nothing he can do to talk her out of it. Now that Rick knows about Amber’s love for Deacon, he doesn’t know what to do. Amber tells Rick that she has never been more in love with her husband or ready to have a child. Later, Rick confides in Thorne. He explains that although Amber is pregnant with his child, she hasn’t gotten over Deacon. Does Thorne have any advice? Brooke informs Megan that Taylor is about to get what’s coming to her - and Brooke won’t have to do anything! Megan can’t believe that Brooke’s going to let Taylor get away with this. Brooke thinks that she and Ridge are finally going to be together. Taylor and Stephanie’s worst nightmare is about to happen, and they brought it on themselves. Meanwhile, Ridge confronts Stephanie about her role in Massimo’s plot, telling her that she has hit a new low. Massimo insists that the plan was his, and Stephanie and Taylor couldn’t have stopped him if they had tried. Ridge belts Massimo in the jaw and tells him that he wants him out of his life. Massimo responds that he wants Brooke out of Ridge’s life. Stephanie admits that what they did was wrong, but she’d do it again in a heartbeat to get Brooke out of their family. Ridge insists that what they did is unforgivable. He orders Massimo and Stephanie to leave so that he can talk to Taylor.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3652 :15x140 - Ep. #3652

Oct/15/2001
Taylor attempts to defend herself, but Ridge cuts her off. When Taylor apologizes, Ridge acknowledges that he is also sorry for what has happened to Brooke’s family - and to theirs. Taylor tries to convince Ridge that she was desperate. She reminds him that Brooke publicly stated her intent to destroy their marriage. Ridge realizes that Taylor was feeling insecure, but the fact remains that what she did was treacherous. Ridge can’t believe that Taylor didn’t trust him enough to be around Brooke and had to sneak behind his back to get her out of town. Taylor is stunned when Ridge walks out. Rick tells Thorne that he saw Amber and Deacon kissing. The more Thorne hears, the more he believes that Amber was saying goodbye to Deacon. He advises Rick not to make any rash decisions. Rick admits that if Amber was not pregnant, he’d end their marriage today. Brooke anticipates Ridge’s return to her place...and hopes he’ll be bringing a suitcase. She’s sure that Ridge can never love Taylor the way he once did. When Ridge arrives at Brooke’s door she embraces him. She knew he’d come back! Amber insists that it’s over between her and Deacon. She tells Ginger that she kissed Deacon goodbye. Now she’s into the stability and strength that Rick offers.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3653 :15x141 - Ep. #3653

Oct/16/2001
When Stephanie hears that Ridge stormed out, she starts to call Brooke, but Taylor doesn’t want to know if he’s over there. Taylor is distraught about lying to Ridge and the possibility that she could lose her marriage over it. She’s never seen Ridge so disillusioned and is worried that he isn’t coming back. She hopes that Ridge loves her enough to resist Brooke. Tony tells his doctor that he and Kristen have some questions about HIV and their relationship. They know there are certain things they can’t do, but they want to know what they can do. Dr. Craig gives them some guidelines, and asks them to stop drinking alcohol when they’re together until they are comfortable with their new responsibilities. Ridge apologizes to Brooke for everything Taylor put them through. He can’t believe that Taylor let Brooke believe a vicious lie. Brooke promises Ridge that they’ll recover from this - together. Brooke wants Ridge to stay with her and tells him that the silver lining is that they’re finally going to have their life together. Ridge tells Brooke that although he is angry and bitter, he knows that he will forgive his wife. Brooke begs Ridge not to go home, but Ridge insists that he loves Taylor and he’s told Brooke all along that it’s not going to happen for them. Brooke tries to hold on to him, but Ridge pulls away and leaves.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3654 :15x142 - Ep. #3654

Oct/17/2001
Stephanie advises Taylor to have faith in her husband. Dr. Craig explains the challenges that Kristen and Tony are going to be up against. Kristen assures him that she and Tony are going to make their relationship work. Dr. Craig asks if they’ve talked about the future and reminds them of the real possibility that one day Tony will have AIDS. He doesn’t recommend that they have children together. Tony and Kristen are determined to get through this together. They kiss as a furious Eric looks on. Brooke tearfully tells Megan that Ridge went home to make up with his wife. She realizes that it’s over for her and Ridge and that she’s just been clinging on to a dream all these years. Eric angrily points out that Massimo hasn’t solved their problem with Brooke, he’s made it worse. Stephanie expresses her concern that Ridge is with Brooke. When Stephanie hears that Ridge ended his relationship with Brooke once and for all and went back to Taylor, she happily heads out to see Brooke. She smugly tells Brooke that she’ll never hurt Ridge’s marriage, his wife or his children again. Taylor asks Ridge if he’s leaving her. Ridge replies that there isn’t another woman on the planet that could take him away from her. He assures Taylor that Brooke isn’t a threat and she never will be. As they embrace, Ridge promises Taylor that he will never leave her.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Whitney Schuring as Phoebe Forrester | Sophia Schuring as Steffy Forrester | Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3655 :15x143 - Ep. #3655

Oct/18/2001
Eric points out to Kristen that as long as she is with Tony, she'll have to keep her most powerful emotions in check. Kristen insists that they've made their decision and there is nothing Eric can say to change their minds. Tony happily tells Sally that after everything he's been through, he can finally see something good in his future. Sally hugs Tony and instructs him to call Kristen so they can celebrate at Las Olas. Tony tells Sofia that he and Kristen can have a full, beautiful, intimate relationship. Eric confronts Tony, who explains that he can't transmit HIV to Kristen as long as they follow the rules. Tony asks Eric to give them his blessing for Kristen's sake, acknowledging that there will be times when she will need her family's support. Stephanie tells Brooke that she's brought nothing but scandal and misery into their lives. She adds that her sons have seen Brooke for what she really is and that they want nothing to do with her. Stephanie's family has survived Brooke's treachery. After all these years, Stephanie has finally won out over Brooke.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3656 :15x144 - Ep. #3656

Oct/19/2001
Thorne tells Rick that he has a right to be angry, but urges him to take some time to think before he does anything. Darla informs Clarke that Tony and Kristen are back together. Clarke assures her that Eric will never stand for it. Clarke is astonished to hear that Kristen is even considering a physical relationship with Tony. Eric reminds Tony that he promised to stay away from Kristen. He says that a physical relationship between Kristen and Tony is completely out of the question. Eric respects Tony's commitment to Kristen, but reminds him that their decision to be a couple is about more than intimacy. Eric reminds Tony that eventually his HIV will become AIDS. Thorne breaks the news to Brooke about Amber's pregnancy. He adds that they need to get Bridget away from Deacon before something awful happens. Brooke realizes that Bridget needs her and decides to do whatever it takes to end her daughter’s marriage. Kristen promises Tony that they will face their challenges together. When Tony asks Kristen to tell him why she is so determined to be with him, Kristen tells Tony that he is the love of her life and asks him to marry her. Brooke calls Deacon in and informs him that she's come to her senses and is going to stop focusing on herself. She's going to put all of her energy into getting him out of Bridget's life. Eric asks Sally to call him if she ever sees Kristen in the building because he doesn't want her around Tony.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3657 :15x145 - Ep. #3657

Oct/22/2001
Bridget tells Amber that she has to make sure it's over between Amber and Deacon. Amber insists that she loves Rick and has never been more committed to him than she is right now. Deacon refuses to ask Bridget for a divorce. Brooke promises that if he doesn't end the marriage, she will. After she tells Deacon that he is destroying Bridget's future and that Bridget is too good for him, Brooke collapses in exhaustion. Deacon helps her sit up and gets her a glass of water. Brooke begs Deacon to divorce her daughter. If he loves Bridget, he should let her go. Sally refuses Eric's request, insisting that this is between Kristen and Tony. When Eric urges her to help protect his daughter, Sally wants to know where he was when Macy needed protection. Tony asks Kristen how many dreams she's willing to give up for him. Kristen insists that her dreams have come true and their wedding is going to be the icing on the cake. Tony is hesitant to rush headlong into marriage, and Kristen agrees to give him some time to think about it. They kiss and embrace.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3658 :15x146 - Ep. #3658

Oct/23/2001
Deacon asks Bridget where she would be right now if they hadn't met that night at the Lair. Bridget assures him that she doesn't feel cheated out of what she's given up to be with him - she loves him. Deacon feels that she deserves better. He says to himself that Bridget would be making something out of her life right now if it wasn't for him. Bridget becomes concerned when Deacon says that he has to tell her something. Stephanie thinks the flowers and lunch invitation are from Eric, but Massimo reveals that they're from him. An embarrassed Stephanie tells Massimo that it's inappropriate and is about to leave when “their song” starts to play. Massimo asks Stephanie for one dance for old times' sake. Sally spots them as they dance. When Stephanie leaves, Sally makes her move to Massimo. Brooke tells Amber that her pregnancy is the saddest news she's ever heard. Amber admits she was tempted by Deacon, but the love and security Rick can give to her unborn child is worth more than anything Deacon has to offer. Amber warns Brooke to back off before she alienates Rick. When Amber is gone, Brooke tells herself that they'll see how solid Amber's marriage is after Deacon leaves Bridget. Rick admits to Thorne that he's so angry with Amber that he doesn't think he can stay in the same house with her. He adds that if anyone has been blinder than he has to what's been going on, it's Bridget. Thorne thinks Rick is too upset to talk to Amber right now and reminds Rick that Amber is the mother of his child. When Amber comes home, she is taken aback by Rick's tone and asks him what's wrong.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3659 :15x147 - Ep. #3659

Oct/24/2001
Deacon tells Bridget that he can't feel good about their marriage because he doesn't think it's what's best for her. Bridget senses that her mother has something to do with what he is saying. When Bridget worries that she just doesn't know how to make him happy, Deacon insists that there's nothing wrong with her. Stephanie interrupts Rick and Amber and is thrilled to hear that Amber is pregnant. Realizing he's not going to get the truth from Amber, Rick heads out. Amber tells Stephanie that this child's life is going to be perfect. She also mentions Brooke's harsh words, but knows that nothing can hurt her as long as she and Rick believe in each other. Stephanie promises that things will be easier for Amber now. Rick asks Ginger what's going on between Deacon and Amber. Ginger assures Rick that Amber ended it with Deacon and that the baby is definitely Rick's because Amber and Deacon never slept together. When Ginger realizes that Rick saw Deacon and Amber together at the Lair, she insists that Amber wants Rick - not Deacon. Rick doesn't believe he has a marriage, just a pack of lies. Brooke tells Eric that if Deacon ends his marriage to Bridget she is sure that Amber will follow suit. She hopes that Deacon is ending the marriage as they speak. When Brooke calls Deacon, he informs her that he's not divorcing Bridget. He can't break her heart. Meanwhile, Rick bursts in and tells Amber that he's sorry he married her and sorry that she's carrying his child.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3660 :15x148 - Ep. #3660

Oct/25/2001
Rick informs Amber that he knows all about her and Deacon. Amber insists that it's over, but Rick knows it's only been a couple of days since she said goodbye. He reveals that he saw them together, but Amber swears that Deacon is not the right person for her. Rick tells Amber that he can't be with someone he doesn’t trust. A devastated Amber says that Rick was the first person who ever believed in her. After all they've been through, Amber has finally realized that is worthy of his love. Rick finds her statement to be ironic because he just realized that she's not. Rick calls Amber a scheming con artist and leaves her in tears. Kristen tells Clarke that she proposed to Tony, but warns him not to tell her parents. Clarke tries to convince Kristen that she will regret marrying a man she'll wind up playing nursemaid to. They overhear Eric yelling to Stephanie that Kristen is risking her life to be with Tony. Eric gets the feeling that Kristen is avoiding him. Sofia tells Tony and Sally that she has a surprise for them and introduces her uncle, musician Arturo Sandoval. Arturo agrees to play for Tony and Kristen when they all go to dinner. Sally suggests that Arturo play something romantic and inspirational because Tony needs a little encouragement.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3661 :15x149 - Ep. #3661

Oct/26/2001
Kristen and Tony make dinner plans over the phone, as Clarke lingers in the background. Kristen hopes that Tony will give her an answer to her proposal at dinner tonight. Clarke wonders if Kristen will still be happy while she’s watching Tony die. Kristen asserts that it could be decades before Tony has AIDS, and in that time a cure could be found. Clarke also believes that Kristen and Tony will give into the temptation of sleeping together. When Kristen leaves, Clarke informs Eric of Kristen’s proposal. Eric remembers the conversation he had with Tony. He tries to convince himself that Tony won’t say yes. Clarke feels that if they are going to save Kristen, they have to act now. At Las Olas, Tony greets Kristen and tells her that he has a surprise for her. Kristen would like an answer to her marriage proposal, but is delightfully distracted when trumpeter Arturo Sandoval performs for them. Tony was glad to arrange this night for Kristen because he knew how happy it would make her. Kristen wants to know if he will marry her. Rick barges into Deacon’s house and accuses him of sleeping with Amber. Deacon insists that they never slept together, but Rick doesn’t know why he should believe Amber or Deacon. When Amber arrives, she begs Rick for another chance. Rick can’t muster up any sympathy for her and walks out. Amber bursts into tears.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3662 :15x150 - Ep. #3662

Oct/29/2001
Sally calls Stephanie to tell her that she's out this evening listening to Arturo Sandoval perform with her date, Massimo. Stephanie feels the slightest pangs of jealousy, but her thoughts quickly shift when she sees a distraught Amber at the door. Amber is upset about Rick's reaction to her kissing Deacon. Amber says that Rick thinks she's still involved with Deacon, but she swears that she only loves Rick. Stephanie notes that Rick is disappointed in Amber, but he still loves her. Amber admits that there was an attraction between her and Deacon, but it's over. She won't lose Rick now that she is so close to being the perfect wife and mother. At Las Olas, Darla comments on Tony and Kristen's intensity. Sofia thinks it's appropriate given the decision before them. They know what Kristen wants, but Sofia wonders what Tony will decide. Clarke finally convinces Eric that Tony will not be able to turn down Kristen's marriage proposal. Eric tells Clarke that he will need his help, and they bolt out the door. Tony finally accepts Kristen's proposal, and thanks Arturo and the rest of the group for helping him celebrate the happiest night of his life. Kristen and Tony leave the party and jump into a limo, unaware that Eric is the driver.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3663 :15x151 - Ep. #3663

Oct/30/2001
Brooke calls Deacon to find out if he told Bridget that he wants a divorce. Deacon is having second thoughts, but Brooke insists that he let Bridget get on with her life. After they hang up, Deacon says to himself that Brooke is right. Bridget returns home to get her things for the sorority slumber party, and is surprised that Deacon is still at home. She tries to blow off the sorority party, but Deacon insists that she pledge. After Bridget leaves, Brooke calls Deacon again and he agrees to come over to her house. Deacon tells Brooke that he needs more time to think about ending his marriage. Brooke won’t allow him to leave until he agrees to divorce Bridget. Sally accepts Massimo’s accolades for her helping to bring Tony and Kristen together. Sally mentions that the Forresters will not be happy about the union, and explains that Tony is HIV positive. Massimo has nothing but contempt for Eric, but he can understand why he’s concerned about his daughter. Sally also understands, but knows that Tony would kill himself before he would ever harm Kristen. A disguised Eric drives Kristen and Tony’s limo and listens in on their conversation. Kristen knows that being engaged to Tony is right, and Tony feels the same way. When Tony gets out to open Kristen’s door, the limo speeds away with Kristen still inside! Kristen is shocked to discover that the driver is Eric and demands to know what’s going on. Eric brings her back to his office, where Clarke arrives with a tape for her to watch. Eric wants Kristen to watch the video - and then think about whether she really wants to marry Tony. Tony contacts Sally and tells her that he suspects Eric was behind Kristen’s alleged kidnapping.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3664 :15x152 - Ep. #3664

Oct/31/2001
Eric and Clarke force Kristen to view a video of a man in the last stages of AIDS. Kristen thinks they are trying to scare her, but Eric says they only want her to face reality. She is moved by the video, but repulsed by their actions. Eric says if Kristen calls off the engagement, she can save herself. Tony and Sally inform Stephanie of Kristen’s disappearance. Stephanie denies any involvement with Eric’s actions. She is shocked to learn that Tony and Kristen are engaged. Brooke tells Deacon that he’s holding Bridget back - and he knows it. Deacon says he wants to do the right thing, but he’s not sure what that is. Brooke assures Deacon that the family will be grateful if he divorces Bridget. Finally, Deacon agrees to ask Bridget for a divorce. Bridget and the girls are excited that they were accepted to the sorority. The girls talk about their new dating prospects, but think they’re pretty lame in comparison to Bridget’s bad boy. Bridget tells the girls that Deacon is complicated, but is still a good person. Bridget also defends her marriage, noting that she and Deacon have a lot in common and are closer than ever.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3665 :15x153 - Ep. #3665

Nov/01/2001
Stephanie has compassion for Tony’s situation, but is unable to accept Kristen and Tony’s engagement. Sally thinks Stephanie should give them her unconditional support, but Stephanie doesn’t think this is any of Sally’s business. Stephanie calls Eric at the office and confirms that Kristen is safe. Despite all of their warnings, Kristen says she can accept the reality that she and Tony will have to face. When Tony and Sally arrive, Kristen rushes into his arms. Tony attempts to set things straight with Eric, insisting that he and Kristen are meant to be together. Tony and Kristen leave, wanting to finish their celebration. The girls are jealous of Bridget and Deacon’s relationship and are curious to know what it’s like living with a guy. Bridget says it takes some getting used to, but believes it was a bigger adjustment for her mom. Brooke is grateful to Deacon for agreeing to divorce Bridget. They discuss how they both have done stupid things in the name of love. A moment of intimacy stirs between them when Brooke invites Deacon back inside her house for a sip of brandy. The chemistry between them is explosive!


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3666 :15x154 - Ep. #3666

Nov/02/2001
Amber still can’t believe that Rick called her trash. Ginger is sorry that she told Rick about Amber’s feelings for Deacon, but urges her not to throw in the towel. Amber fears that she may have finally taken Rick to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Thorne wonders if Rick should go to Bridget with the truth, since Amber and Deacon both claim that everything between them is over. When Thorne asks Rick how he is going to deal with Amber, Rick says he can’t give Amber the benefit of the doubt anymore. Later, Amber shows Rick that she had her tattoo removed, but the gesture does little to impress him. Rick has something to say, but he doesn’t think Amber is going to like it. Deacon tells Brooke that he thinks Ridge is a fool for not seeing how special she is. Brooke is a little surprised at how well Deacon understands her desire to be loved by someone. Deacon is about to leave when Brooke asks him to stay. The forbidden chemistry between them hangs in the air as Deacon begins to caress Brooke. They kiss and their passion explodes. Bridget’s girlfriends want to know what it’s like to be with an older man. Bridget says what she shares with Deacon is incredible because they love each other and she trusts him. Bridget tells them that she is the luckiest girl in the world.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3667 :15x155 - Ep. #3667

Nov/05/2001
Brooke awakens from her evening of passion with Deacon. Brooke tells Deacon that no one can ever find out what happened between them. Deacon agrees that last night never happened. Brooke’s concern right now is Bridget. She asks Deacon to be gentle when he informs Bridget that their marriage is over. Deacon tries to tell Bridget, but her girlfriends drop by to take her out. Brooke tells Megan that she is over Ridge, but Megan can sense that Brooke is hiding something. Megan guesses that Brooke had an overnight guest and wonders who it was. Brooke admits that her evening was incredible, but refuses to reveal who she was with. Stephanie is certain that Rick and Amber will work out their problems, but Thorne knows Rick feels betrayed. Amber is insulted when Rick states that she cannot be faithful. She begs him for another chance. Even though Rick’s instincts are telling him to run, Rick tells Amber that he will give her one more chance because of their unborn child.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Ashley Cohen as Betsy
Writer: Bradley Bell

3668 :15x156 - Ep. #3668

Nov/06/2001
Brooke realizes that Deacon hasn’t spoken to Bridget about the divorce, but she can’t bring herself to do it either. Deacon doesn’t want Brooke in the middle of the mess he’s created. Brooke thinks that Deacon has suffered enough and wants to handle it herself. Deacon appreciates her concern, but says telling Bridget that their marriage is over is something he has to do himself. They both wonder why they are so concerned about each other getting hurt. The moment becomes intense and they fall into a passionate embrace. Thorne is surprised that Bridget and Deacon are so close. Thorne tells Bridget that he doesn’t trust Deacon, but Bridget thinks he should because all Deacon wants is the best for her. Bridget says she trusts Deacon as much as her own family. Rick tells Thorne that even if he’s forgiven Amber, he still doesn’t trust her. Amber tells Stephanie that Rick isn’t leaving her, but she still has a lot of work ahead of her. In order to show how much she appreciates Rick, Amber plans a romantic dinner for the two of them. Rick isn’t in the mood, but Amber wants to try and ease some of Rick’s pain.

Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3669 :15x157 - Ep. #3669

Nov/07/2001
Ridge tells Eric and Stephanie about the a wonderful time he and Taylor had on their vacation. After, Ridge comments to Stephanie that Massimo destroyed Brooke's family. Stephanie notes that she is grateful to Massimo for doing what he did. Sally visits Massimo in his new office, asking him if he has ever gotten over Stephanie. Massimo tells Sally that he has another very dear friend, and gives Sally a kiss on both cheeks. Later, Ridge barges into Massimo's office and orders him to leave town. Massimo assures Ridge that he's not going anywhere. Brooke informs Deacon that although she's on the rebound, she doesn't believe in casual sex. Deacon can't help feeling comfortable and calm around Brooke. Brooke tells Deacon that he has made her feel like a woman again - and she doesn't feel guilty about sleeping with him. They discuss how unbelievable their unlikely relationship is.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3670 :15x158 - Ep. #3670

Nov/08/2001
Eric takes Stephanie out for a romantic dinner at Café Russe. Stephanie finds it ironic that it’s taken Massimo’s interference to get Eric’s attention. Eric admits that he’s taken Stephanie for granted, and wants to show how much he loves her. They reminisce about when they first met. Eric asks if Stephanie ever thought about marrying Massimo. Stephanie says it wasn’t until she found out she was pregnant with Ridge that she thought about marrying anyone. Taylor visits Brooke to see how she’s been doing, but Brooke doesn’t want her pity. Taylor says Brooke can spend the next fifty years grieving over her lost love, or she can start living again. Ridge argues with Massimo, accusing him of seeking revenge against Eric and hoping to steal Stephanie in the process. Massimo admits he took action against Brooke because he’s in love with Stephanie. Ridge tells him that it’s time to get over it. Massimo says Stephanie was in love with him, too, but panicked when she discovered she was pregnant. In a fit of ignorance and rage, Ridge picks up a samurai sword. He knocks over a scaffold and falls unconscious! Massimo rushes over to Ridge, who is severely bleeding.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3671 :15x159 - Ep. #3671

Nov/09/2001
Eric proposes that he and Stephanie take a vacation, but Stephanie thinks they should wait until the situation with Massimo and Ridge resolves itself. While they are talking about how well things are going for Ridge and Taylor, Massimo calls Stephanie and instructs her to come to the hospital immediately. The nurse explains to everyone that Ridge has a very serious neck wound, but is under good care. Eric goes to give blood and runs into Massimo. He accuses Massimo of trying to kill Ridge. Massimo says he saved Ridge’s life by calling the ambulance. Taylor thanks Thorne for getting her to be honest with Ridge and trusting his love. Taylor is glad to be at this new place in her life and is looking forward to the wonderful future ahead of them. Just then, Taylor gets a call from Stephanie about Ridge’s accident. Taylor rushes to Ridge’s side and wills him to keep fighting. When Stephanie gives blood, she learns that Eric’s blood was not a match for Ridge. Stephanie isn’t worried since she is type O. Dr. Fetter informs Stephanie that if she is type O, then Eric can’t be Ridge’s father. A stunned Stephanie stares at the doctor, not believing the words that just came out of his mouth.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3672 :15x160 - Ep. #3672

Nov/12/2001
Sally realizes that Tony is thinking about getting married in New York because if Kristen has a lot of friends around her she won’t miss her family so much. Sally assures Tony that she will be there to liven up the party. Tony asks if she’ll take Massimo with her. Sally wonders if Massimo is a lost cause since he’s still after Stephanie. Tony finds it ironic that Sally’s actually rooting for Eric and Stephanie’s marriage to survive, but Sally thinks it will just put things in her favor for once. Eric and Thorne stay with Ridge while Taylor checks on the kids. Eric gives Ridge a hopeful speech telling him that he can’t lose his best friend. Eric is overcome with relief when Ridge wakes up. Stephanie is insulted when the doctor surmises that there is someone else who could be Ridge’s father. The doctor only knows that given the information in front of him, Eric cannot be Ridge’s father. The doctor attempts to help Stephanie calm down, telling her that right now she should concentrate on Ridge. Stephanie tries to absorb the realization that Ridge may be Massimo’s son. Stephanie goes berserk when Massimo appears and asks what she was discussing with the doctor. She throws Massimo out of the room, leaving him even more confused.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3673 :15x161 - Ep. #3673

Nov/13/2001
Stephanie remembers the one night at the lake she spent with Massimo while she was dating Eric. She doesn’t want to believe it, but finally accepts that Ridge is Massimo’s son. Eric approaches Stephanie and asks how Ridge is doing. Stephanie is nervous that Eric may have spoken to the doctor. Eric assures Stephanie that Ridge is going to be fine and the injury hasn’t caused any permanent damage. Eric proceeds to blame Massimo for trying to kill Ridge, but later apologizes to Stephanie for his outburst. Stephanie promises Eric she will not let anything or anyone threaten their happiness. Massimo tells Sally that Ridge’s prognosis is good. He insists that what happened in his office was an accident. Massimo and Sally ponder what Stephanie was discussing with the doctor. Massimo wonders what could be so terrible that Stephanie does not want anyone to ever know. Deacon informs Amber that he is going to ask Bridget for a divorce. Amber suspects that Deacon and Brook are up to something. Bridget explains to Brooke that Ridge is in the hospital, but he is fine. When Bridget is surprised that Brooke doesn’t want to go to the hospital, Brooke explains that she is over Ridge. Later, Brooke tells Deacon that he has to end his marriage to Bridget right away because Bridget is dropping pre-med so that she can become a better wife. Deacon agrees to break things off and assures Brooke that after tomorrow she will never have to see him again. A moment of passion ignites when Brooke realizes that this is her last chance with Deacon.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3674 :15x162 - Ep. #3674

Nov/14/2001
Tony’s parents arrive and meet Sally, Sofia and Clarke. Tony worries he is going to break his parents’ hearts when he tells them about his HIV. Eduardo and Liliana express their thanks to Sally for all of her generosity toward Tony. Sally says the whole Spectra gang is family and she couldn’t be prouder of Tony if he were her own son. Tony tells his father that he is much happier in L.A., and nothing is going to stop him and Kristen from getting married. Brooke thanks Deacon for what he’s doing for Bridget. However, Deacon says he’s doing it for Brooke. Brooke struggles to control her emotions and then says goodbye to Deacon. Rick enters and wants to know where Bridget is so that he can tell her about Deacon and Amber’s kiss. Brooke informs Rick that Deacon has taken Bridget up to Big Bear to break it off with her. Rick doesn’t understand Brooke’s new found sympathy for Deacon. Rick is skeptical, but Brooke is certain that Deacon will do the right thing. At Big Bear, Bridget wonders why Deacon is so tense. As Deacon watches Bridget make her special hot cocoa, he imagines telling her that he wants a divorce. Bridget snaps Deacon out of it and asks what’s going on.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Rosanna DeSoto as Liliana Dominguez
Writer: Bradley Bell

3675 :15x163 - Ep. #3675

Nov/15/2001
Tony and Kristen discuss how they are going to break the news about him being HIV positive to his parents. Eduardo and Liliana return from a walk on the beach. They are thrilled to meet Kristen. Eduardo says that Tony is successful in business because of Sally - and now he will be successful in life because of Kristen. Liliana asks Tony and Kristen about their wedding plans, living arrangements and future children. Tony’s parents grow concerned when they learn that Kristen’s parents have not given their blessing. Tony gets ready to reveal the truth to his mom and dad. Rick thinks that Thorne should speak to Brooke and knock some sense into her about Deacon. Rick doubts Deacon’s sincerity about ending his marriage when Amber pops in from the bedroom. Amber informs Rick that Bridget thinks Deacon took her up to Big Bear to talk about having a baby and is totally unaware that Deacon is going to ask her for a divorce. Deacon confesses to Bridget that he brought her up to Big Bear to discuss their future, but not to talk about having a child.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Rosanna DeSoto as Liliana Dominguez
Writer: Bradley Bell

3676 :15x164 - Ep. #3676

Nov/16/2001
Deacon finally tells Bridget that he wants a divorce. Bridget is stunned and demands to know why Deacon wants out. Deacon says he loves Bridget, but he’s not in love with her. Bridget shoots down every excuse Deacon gives her until he admits that he slept with someone else - and it wasn’t Amber. Amber thinks it would be good for all of them if it turns out that Deacon is really committed to Bridget. Rick and Thorne don’t buy Amber’s argument and just want Deacon out of Bridget’s life. Clarke insists that Tony and Kristen’s marriage will never work because Tony is going to eventually contract AIDS and die. Sally thinks that Tony and Kristen are remarkable because of their commitment, but Clarke wonders how solid it will be after Tony’s father gets through with them. Tony finally confesses to his parents that the reason the Forresters are opposed to him and Kristen getting married is because he is HIV positive. Liliana is stunned and unable to accept what Tony is telling her. Eduardo thinks Tony and Kristen are ridiculous for thinking they can live a normal life together. Kristen says that both sets of parents have no choice but to accept that they are going to get married. Liliana and Eduardo finally welcome Kristen to the family.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Rosanna DeSoto as Liliana Dominguez
Writer: Bradley Bell

3677 :15x165 - Ep. #3677

Nov/19/2001
Brooke admits to Megan that she slept with Deacon three times. Although Deacon proved to Brooke that someone besides Ridge could make her happy, Brooke assures Megan that things between her and Deacon are definitely over. Bridget demands to know who Deacon had sex with. Deacon says he confided his feelings of inadequacy in the woman he had sex with, but admits his feelings for her were nothing like what he feels for Bridget. Bridget decides to give Deacon one more chance, and Deacon swears to never let Bridget down again. Ridge wants to get back to work, but Eric wants him to relax and spend time with his wife and kids. Ridge wishes he were more like his father because he gets things done with such diplomacy and dignity. Massimo wants to know why Stephanie is keeping a secret from everyone she loves. Stephanie wants Massimo to go, but he keeps persisting and she finally reveals that Ridge is Massimo’s son, not Eric’s.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3678 :15x166 - Ep. #3678

Nov/20/2001
Stephanie apologizes for dropping the bomb that Ridge is Massimo’s son. She knows that she got pregnant that night on Massimo’s boat, but says she never gave it a thought back then because there was no physical evidence this was possible. Massimo thinks this is a sign that he and Stephanie should be together. Massimo feels robbed of the life he should have had, and wants to start it now with Stephanie and Ridge. Stephanie begs Massimo to keep their secret in order to protect Ridge. Brooke doubts that she or Bridget will ever see Deacon again. Megan believes Brooke is lying to herself, giving up so easily on a guy who had such an amazing impact on her life. Deacon says he is the luckiest man on earth because Bridget has given him another chance. Bridget believes Brooke’s interference caused many of their problems. Bridget also knows Deacon feels guilty about the other woman, but assures him that she still trusts him. Deacon and Bridget tell Brooke that they are not getting a divorce, and are going to make their marriage work.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3679 :15x167 - Ep. #3679

Nov/21/2001
Brooke is furious with Deacon for breaking his promise. Bridget is angry with Brooke for playing on Deacon’s insecurities, and says she also knows Deacon had an affair. Deacon takes full responsibility, and doesn’t want the affair to come between Bridget and her mother. Brooke tells Deacon if he doesn’t end the marriage, than she will. Deacon reminds Brooke what a fool Ridge was for leaving her, and he doesn’t want to be the same kind of fool for leaving Bridget. Eric tells Ridge that he doesn’t think he has to worry about Massimo anymore because his plan to get close to Stephanie backfired. Eric turns down Sally’s offer to help save his marriage. Massimo thinks Stephanie is asking too much of him by not revealing their secret. When Ridge enters Massimo’s office, Stephanie gets nervous that Massimo will reveal his paternity. However, Massimo only promises Ridge that he has nothing to fear from him and would like to be his friend. Ridge thinks this is just another attempt by Massimo to get closer to Stephanie, and declares that Massimo is going to die a lonely man. After Ridge exits, Stephanie tries to smooth things over, but Massimo just wants to be left alone.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3680 :15x168 - Ep. #3680

Nov/26/2001
Kristen is alarmed when Tony informs her that his parents went to speak with Eric and Stephanie. They suspect impending disaster since both their fathers are used to getting their own way. Tony tells Kristen they can’t just elope because family is too important to them. Liliana assures Eric that they can trust Tony, but Eric insists he can’t trust him with his daughter’s life. Eduardo calls Tony to tell him that the meeting with Kristen’s parents didn’t go well. The priest suggests that if Tony and Kristen pray to God then he may help take away Eric’s fears. Rick can’t believe that Bridget is putting up with Deacon’s behavior, and is even more shocked when Bridget blames it on Brooke. Bridget says they’ll have to prove to everyone that Deacon wants this marriage just as much as she does. Brooke thinks Deacon conned her because she can’t think of any other way to explain his behavior. She tells Deacon that he will probably cheat on Bridget again, because he can’t resist temptation. To prove her point, Brooke lays a passionate kiss on Deacon. Deacon breaks away from the kiss, and tells Brooke that he’s committed to Bridget.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3681 :15x169 - Ep. #3681

Nov/27/2001
Rick tells Deacon that his marriage doesn’t stand a chance if the entire Forrester clan is against them. Deacon says Bridget has already proved she can stand up against her family, and she’ll be even stronger with Deacon behind her. Bridget offers to throw Kristen and Tony an engagement party. Kristen tells Bridget that Tony will be thrilled, but she wonders how Deacon will feel about a family party. Bridget says he’ll survive. She returns to the beach house and explains the plans to Deacon. Liliana wonders how Tony can stay so positive given his circumstances. Tony says it’s because he chooses to see what’s beautiful in life. He also believes Eric will come around because love is stronger than fear. Stephanie agrees to meet with Massimo after the wedding. Ridge promises to step in and stop Kristen from getting married tomorrow. Kristen tells Eric that she wishes she could take away his fear. Eric is still against her marriage plans, but Kristen insists on her family’s support. Kristen wants Eric to come to the party tonight so that he can help them celebrate the good things that Tony and Kristen share.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3682 :15x170 - Ep. #3682

Nov/28/2001
Brooke adamantly tells Megan she wants nothing more to do with Deacon. Megan thinks Brooke was hurt by Deacon, but Brooke denies it. Bridget and Deacon are getting ready for the party when Deacon gives her a ring as a symbol of their new beginning. Bridget senses the change in Deacon and feels so loved. Deacon says tonight they will be celebrating two marriages, Kristen’s and theirs. Kristen is very upset when she finds out that Eric is not coming to the engagement party. Stephanie explains to Kristen that Eric fears the marriage will be the literal death of her. Kristen bravely says it’s Eric’s loss if he won’t come to the party. Tony tells his parents that the wedding is going to happen, and he is determined for Eric to be a part of it. At the party, Tony plans to ask Eric to be his best man. Brooke gives Eric advice on whether or not he should go to the party and support his daughter, even though he disapproves of the engagement. Brooke warns Eric that someday he may wish that he had been more involved in his daughter’s life. Everyone arrives at Bridget and Deacon’s, except for Eric. Tony is disappointed his plan is down the tubes. The priest gives Tony and Kristen hopeful words about their extraordinary circumstances. Tony thanks everyone for coming, and tells the group that he was planning to ask Eric to be his best man, even though it seems foolish now. Eric suddenly appears at the door, and Tony anxiously awaits an answer.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3683 :15x171 - Ep. #3683

Nov/29/2001
Brooke wonders if Deacon played her for a fool, even though her instincts tell her he didn’t. She decides that her best route is to be happy for Deacon and Bridget, and move on with her life. However, Brooke recalls her conversation with Deacon about ending his marriage, and says to herself that it was all a lie. She’ll kill Deacon if he hurts Bridget. With everyone as a witness, Tony again asks Eric to be his best man. Eric says he has never questioned Tony’s intentions, but intentions aren’t good enough to protect his daughter from the passion that they feel for each other. Eric turns down Tony’s request. Eduardo believes the comment is an insult to his entire family, and starts to leave. Kristen tells her father that he has taken the most significant day in her life and trashed it. The priest makes a deeply affecting speech to the group about Tony and Kristen. He says that Kristen and Tony have a difficult path in front of them, but he also knows that something truly miraculous lies ahead for them because of it. Eric is affected by the priest’s words, and finally agrees to stand up for Tony as his best man.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3684 :15x172 - Ep. #3684

Nov/30/2001
Kristen awakens to her wedding day. Eric knows that Tony will take very good care of Kristen from now on. Kristen tells Eric that everything is fine between them because she knows her father only wanted the best for her. Tony is certain that Kristen’s wedding dress is a perfect fit, but he just needs to know if Kristen likes it. He has an idea to surprise Kristen at the wedding chapel, and asks for everyone’s help. Tony, Eduardo, and Liliana decorate Kristen’s bridal suite, while Sally brings Kristen to the chapel. Sally, as Tony and Kristen’s biggest supporter, accepts Kristen’s offer to be the matron of honor. Clarke has an idea to stop the wedding. He explains to Eric that he knows a gay man who, for a fee of ten thousand dollars, will say that Tony contracted HIV from him instead of Ellen. Eric explains to Stephanie what Clarke has planned, and Stephanie rips into Clarke and kicks him out of the house. Kristen sees her wedding dress and is touched by its exquisite design. Tony comes out from his hiding spot, and Kristen tells him that she will wear it with so much pride.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3685 :15x173 - Ep. #3685

Dec/03/2001
Stephanie is stunned and appalled when she finds out that Sally is Kristen's matron of honor. Tony promises Eric he won't let him down. Beyond devotion, he wants to show Kristen his gratitude every day for the rest of their lives. Eduardo tells Tony how proud he is of him. As the ceremony is about to begin, Rick stiffens as Amber tries to snuggle closer. Stephanie has to force a smile as Sally walks into the church. Kristen is beaming as she heads down the aisle toward Tony. The ceremony begins. Brooke is talking to Megan about Bridget and Deacon when she suddenly feels ill. Megan wonders if Brooke could be pregnant.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3686 :15x174 - Ep. #3686

Dec/04/2001
Brooke insists that she's not pregnant. Megan asks if Brooke used protection when she slept with Deacon. Megan decides that if Brooke is pregnant with Deacon's child she needs to know right away, and heads to the drug store. As the ceremony continues, first Liliana and then Stephanie speak. Tony and Kristen say their vows and pledge their commitment to one another. Bridget tells Deacon, who is moved by the ceremony, that she wishes their wedding had been like this. Tony promises Eric that he'll make Kristen happy. Eduardo is sure that Tony and Kristen are going to do something special together. Joyfully, Tony spins Kristen around in his arms. Tony surprises Kristen with a gift, explaining that since marriage is an adventure they're going to start out by going on safari to Africa together. Brooke reluctantly takes the pregnancy test.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Erik Estrada as Eduardo Dominguez
Writer: Bradley Bell

3687 :15x175 - Ep. #3687

Dec/05/2001
Deacon waits with the priest, wondering why Bridget disappeared and where she went. He is stunned when she appears in a wedding dress she borrowed from Forrester. Bridget tells Deacon they can make a fresh start and have the wedding she always wanted. Deacon tells the priest that he is committed to the marriage and ready to renew their vows. The ceremony begins and Deacon and Bridget pledge their devotion. They exchange rings, and kiss passionately. Brooke is devastated when she realizes the test is positive. Horrified that she is pregnant by her daughter's husband, she tells Megan that nobody can find out. Amber realizes what Bridget and Deacon are doing and tells Rick that if those two can overcome their problems, then they should be able to surmount theirs. Amber points out that there's a lot of tension between them and she just wants to show him what kind of wife she can be.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3688 :15x176 - Ep. #3688

Dec/06/2001
Massimo tells Stephanie that he's decided that Ridge needs to know he's his father. Stephanie objects, but Massimo insists that Ridge is going to need him. Massimo wants to train Ridge to take over his business empire. Stephanie warns Massimo never to say a word to Ridge if he values his friendship with her. She leaves to celebrate Ridge's birthday at the Café Russe. Bridget asks Brooke what it's going to take to change her attitude about Deacon. Alone, Deacon tells Brooke that there's nothing between them and they should both go on with their lives. Amber takes Rick to the grave of their baby. Rick says a prayer for his dead son. Amber tells Rick that she knows he's only staying with her because of the baby she's carrying now, but she can't go on like this, knowing how much he resents her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3689 :15x177 - Ep. #3689

Dec/07/2001
Amber wonders if she should just go back to Furnace Creek. She wants Rick's love and he can't give it to her. Amber hoped that Rick could get over his anger, but wonders if he just doesn't care anymore. Rick suggests that maybe they can still work things out. Amber is thrilled and promises there will never be another man in her life. Rick and Amber embrace. Amber suddenly feels a jolt of pain and tells Rick to take her to a hospital. Darla realizes Sally's foul mood is due to her feelings for Massimo. Sally suspects that Stephanie and Massimo are hiding something and resolves to find out what it is. She hears that the Massimo and the Forresters are at the Café Russe and decides to swing into action. Ridge is celebrating his birthday with Stephanie, Eric, Thorne, Bridget and Deacon as Massimo appears at the restaurant, determined to tell Ridge the truth. As Massimo hears them talk, he can't help but be touched by the close bond between the family members. He almost leaves, but finally approaches the table and declares that he has something to tell Ridge.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3690 :15x178 - Ep. #3690

Dec/10/2001
Ridge wants Massimo to leave them alone, but Massimo insists that he’s not leaving until Ridge hears what he has to say. Massimo starts to tell Ridge, but Stephanie cuts him off and pulls him into the corridor. Stephanie can’t believe that Massimo would do this to her, but Massimo insists that they can’t turn away from the truth. Stephanie tells Massimo that it was Ridge’s destiny to have Eric for a father. Sally overhears as Stephanie begs Massimo not to tell Ridge that he is his biological father. Ridge wonders what it was that Massimo wanted to tell him. Eric notes that it seemed to be something urgent. The doctor tells Rick they’ll know more about the baby’s prognosis once they’ve isolated the reason for Amber’s pain. Rick and Amber try to reassure each other that the baby is okay and everything will be fine when they get back to L.A. The doctor tells Amber that she has a strep infection, which caused a temporary inflammation of her remaining kidney. He explains that if it continues to shut down, it could threaten the survival of the fetus. The doctor warns Amber that she’s going to have a difficult pregnancy. Rick tells Amber that he loves her and he’s going to take care of her and the baby.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3691 :15x179 - Ep. #3691

Dec/11/2001
Massimo tries to convince Sally that she misunderstood, but Sally puts it all together. Massimo hustles her out of the restaurant. Back in Massimo’s office, he admits to Sally that Ridge is his son. He explains how Stephanie found out the truth when Ridge was in the hospital. Sally is thrilled that she finally has the weapon she needs to bring the House of Forrester to its knees. Massimo wants her to keep it quiet because Ridge would hate him more than he already does, but Sally refuses. The Forresters still haven’t paid for the loss of her daughter, and now they’ll be at Sally’s mercy. Ridge wants Stephanie to promise to cut off all contact with Massimo. When Stephanie says that she can’t, Ridge wants to know what kind of hold Massimo has on her. Stephanie insists that Massimo is a friend and she doesn’t want to turn her back on him. Ridge thinks there’s more to it and wants to know what’s really going on. On their honeymoon, Kristen tells Tony how much fuller her life is because of him, and she can’t wait to see what miracle’s going to happen next. They hear shouting from outside, and a young boy climbs through their window and fearfully implores Kristen not to let anyone know he’s there. Stephanie calls Massimo and asks him to stay away from Ridge – forever. Massimo urges Sally never to tell anyone what she knows.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3692 :15x180 - Ep. #3692

Dec/12/2001
Sally tells Massimo to stock up on cigars because he’s about to become a father. Massimo points out that if she goes through with this, the Forresters will close rank against him and they both will have lost their children. Massimo asks if she would keep his secret if he gave their relationship a chance. Sally finally agrees, suggesting this could be the start of something special. Zendi explains to Kristen that the authorities believe he stole something, then reveals he was actually trying to return the rolls of film Kristen lost. Zendi tells Kristen and Tony that he doesn’t have a mother and that his brother was killed in a car crash. Kristen promises to bring Zendi some photos before he heads back to the orphanage. Brooke tries to cover her nausea when her children stop by. Bridget tells Amber that she’s saddened by the distance between Brooke and her because of Bridget’s marriage to Deacon. Amber tries to reassure Bridget that Deacon will become less of an issue for Brooke as time goes on. Amber and Rick explain that they’re looking for a bigger place. Bridget suggests instead of finding an apartment, they should move in with Brooke. When Brooke gets emotional, saying she’s been a terrible mother, Bridget assures her that she’s wrong and nothing could ever change the way she feels about her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3693 :15x181 - Ep. #3693

Dec/13/2001
Megan urges Brooke not to let Rick and Amber move in with her. Brooke is distraught over the thought of breaking the news to Bridget and Deacon about her pregnancy. Megan points out that if Brooke had an abortion, no one would ever have to know. Brooke tells Megan that she can’t do that. She’ll have to find some other way of dealing with the situation. Stephanie tells Amber how much she’s going to miss them after they move. She warns Amber not to let her guard down around Brooke, adding that Amber’s health and marriage depend on it. Amber hugs Stephanie, telling her that she’s been more of a mother to her than her own mother was. Stephanie tells Eric that she’s sure it’s only a matter of time before Brooke is causing more trouble for their family. Rick promises Brooke that she’s not going to regret letting Amber, Eric and him move in with her. Zendi is happy to see Kristen and Tony when they stop by the orphanage. Isabella offers to let Kristen hold a baby girl, the most recent arrival. Tony and Kristen find out that most of the children there were orphaned by AIDS, and Zendi watched his mother and brother die.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3694 :15x182 - Ep. #3694

Dec/14/2001
Zendi holds back tears when he finds out it’s almost time for Tony and Kristen to leave. Isabella tells Tony and Kristen more about Zendi’s history and how she hopes his future will hold more for him than a life on the streets. Kristen is upset at the idea of Zendi being homeless. Zendi is hurt and disappointed as he watches Kristen and Tony leave. Stephanie visits a distracted Massimo at his office. Against her better judgment, Stephanie gives Massimo the photo he requested of Ridge, Taylor and the children. Massimo recalls the night Ridge was conceived. Stephanie insists that as far as Ridge is concerned, he’s a Forrester, and she even objects to Massimo’s idea of explaining everything in his will. Massimo wants someone to take his place in his company, but Stephanie insists that Ridge can never know he is Massimo’s child. Massimo tells Stephanie that Ridge is a product of their love, and he needs to have either Stephanie or Ridge in his life. He has kept Stephanie’s secret, and kept his distance, but he has powerful needs, too. Sally strikes up a conversation with Ridge, making comments about his ‘father’ and letting it drop that she has a date with Massimo tonight. Ridge tells Sally that he can’t stand Massimo, adding that he thinks Sally and Massimo are perfect for each other.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3695 :15x183 - Ep. #3695

Dec/17/2001
After Thorne reads excerpts from the article about Ridge, Eric proudly toasts Ridge as the creative force behind Forrester's continued success. Rick asks Amber if she ever thought about working at Forrester. Amber tells him if she did, she'd like to try designing. Later, Rick compliments Amber when he catches her sketching a design. Amber fantasizes about having her own collection. Massimo points out to Stephanie that because of Brooke's controlling interest, Ridge will only inherit a fraction of Forrester when he could take over all of Massimo's business and fortune. Massimo wants to look out for Ridge's interests even if he can't have a relationship with him. He suggests Stephanie and Eric leave a larger percentage of stocks to Ridge as he is the one who will keep the company profitable for the rest of their heirs. When Stephanie is gone, Massimo puts a plan into action and has an envelope with Ridge's name on it. Eric refuses to consider Stephanie's suggestion that they leave Ridge more stock instead of dividing it evenly. Ridge looks into a box that has just been delivered for him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3696 :15x184 - Ep. #3696

Dec/18/2001
Massimo tells Sally that he sent Ridge a very enlightening present. He doesn't want Ridge's destiny denied and decided to do what's best for his son. If Stephanie can't change Eric's mind, Brooke will have control and Ridge will be powerless. Ridge is baffled by the box, which contains a tiny sliver of pie and a comment about how much of Forrester he'll receive, with the addendum, "Get what you deserve. Don't settle for less." Taylor comes in and wants to show him the new car she bought, adding that they can afford it because he's the heir apparent of Forrester Creations. When Ridge shows Taylor the box, she suggests that it's just a marketing gimmick. Ridge, frustrated, thinks that someone is messing with him. Stephanie and Eric are at an impasse, and Stephanie asks for Brooke's input. Brooke confirms that Ridge is essential to the company, but thinks the stock issue is a personal matter for the Forresters to discuss. Stephanie points out that Ridge won't settle for a tiny fraction of the company and will start his own business. She asks Eric if he wants his dream to die. Eric insists that it's a family business. Ridge sees Eric, Stephanie and Brooke together and says that he wants to talk to them.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3697 :15x185 - Ep. #3697

Dec/19/2001
Eric diagrams how the company will be distributed among his children. Ridge can't believe he's worked so hard for the company and will end up, like his siblings, with less than ten percent of Forrester. Ridge insists that he's the only logical person to run the company. It's not just about money; it's about dedication and loyalty. Eric refuses to change his plan, and Ridge storms out. Sally promises Massimo that Ridge won't hear the truth from her as long as Massimo gives her the chance she wants for a relationship with him. Massimo tells Sally he just wants what's best for his son and will always look out for his interests. Ridge should have control of the company or he'll never be satisfied working there. Massimo tells Sally that it's in Eric's hands; either he gives Ridge what he needs, or he loses his son to Massimo. Tony and Kristen are packing to leave, but think about Zende living in the orphanage. Bakari informs them that more than half the orphaned children in Africa lost their parents to AIDS. Kristen wants to see Zende again, but Bakari tells them they don't have time before their plane leaves. Zende is waiting outside the hut. Before they say good-bye, he gives Kristen a bracelet he made, and Kristen gives him some money for new shoes.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3698 :15x186 - Ep. #3698

Dec/20/2001
Brooke explains the situation with Ridge and the division of the company to Rick and Bridget. Rick wonders if Brooke is suggesting that they give up some of their share of Forrester to Ridge. Bridget admits that the company wouldn't be where it is without Ridge. Rick and Bridget are supportive and suggest that Brooke do what she thinks is best. Bridget notes Brooke's fatigue and wonders what is going on with her mother. Amber asks Rick if he really wants to give up the option of running Forrester someday. She promises Rick that he'll regret it one day if he turns the company over to Ridge. Kristen and Tony tell Stephanie and Eric about their trip and offer to show them some of the photos Kristen took. Kristen tears up when Stephanie asks about the picture of Zende. Kristen tells them that they visited an orphanage and notes that Zende captured her heart. Taylor is stunned when Ridge explains that, based on Eric's current plan, Bridget and Rick will become the majority shareholders of Forrester. Ridge admits that he feels betrayed and wonders if he should start his own company. Ridge is amazed and pleased when Brooke calls to inform him that they have decided to give him some of Bridget and Rick's ownership interest in Forrester.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3699 :15x187 - Ep. #3699

Dec/21/2001
Ridge tells Taylor that Bridget and Rick won't regret their decision because he'll make sure they're taken care of. Connor tells Brooke he wishes she weren't making this change now and advises her to think of her children. Amber tells Rick that he can't let his mother make this move. If Rick loves his children, he won't rob them of the chance to run Forrester themselves one day. Rick tells Connor and Brooke that he doesn't want to give Ridge any of his stock. Brooke suggests that they all leave and she will handle Ridge when he comes over to sign the papers. Ridge arrives with a bottle of champagne and expresses his gratitude to them all. Rick breaks it to Ridge that he's changed his mind about giving up some of his shares. Ridge wonders how much Amber had to do with Rick's change of heart. Brooke tells Ridge that there will be no transfer of ownership tonight. Ridge slams out. Kristen tells Tony how much she misses Zende. Both admit that they've already written him letters. They realize that Zende needs them, and they need Zende. They decide to go back and make arrangements to adopt him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3700 :15x188 - Ep. #3700

Dec/24/2001
Tony and Kristen are excited about the prospect of picking up their son. Megan tells Brooke she's made her reservations at a private retreat under a fake name. She wonders if Brooke wants her to tell Eric about the stock transfer. Stephanie thanks Massimo for bringing up the issue of Ridge and his inheritance. When Massimo hears that their solution is to have all the children pledge their support of Ridge's authority in writing, Massimo insists that it is no solution at all. Thorne and Eric are happy about Kristen and Tony's plans to adopt Zende. Ridge apologizes to Brooke for getting angry with her over the stock issue. When Brooke gets emotional, Ridge urges her to tell him what's bothering her. Brooke tells him that she's going away for awhile, and that her children will be better off without her. Zende is thrilled to see Tony and Kristen again and embraces them. They tell him that they came back for something important. They ask Zende if he would like to go back to Los Angeles with them and be their son.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3701 :15x189 - Ep. #3701

Dec/26/2001
Kristen asks if Zende wants them to adopt him, and he nods shyly, then embraces his new parents. As Zende places a flower on his brother's grave, Tony and Kristen talk to Tisha about Zende's transition to a very different culture. Tisha reminds them that they are giving Zende a family, and Kristen marvels at their miracle. Kristen, Tony and Zende head for home. Rick and Bridget are worried about Brooke's state of mind. Amber thinks Brooke is leaving because she hates having Amber living with her. Rick asks Brooke what she decided about the stock transfer. Brooke replies that it's all in the letter and Connor will explain everything. Bridget assures Brooke that Deacon will take good care of her while Brooke is gone. Bridget tells Deacon that she'd give anything to know why Brooke is so upset. Stephanie wants Brooke to tell them how to reach her, but Brooke insists that she'll be checking in with Megan on a regular basis. Before she goes, Brooke wants to make it clear to the Forresters that she is taking a leave of absence, not resigning. Bridget notices that Deacon seems bothered by the situation with Brooke and is touched by his concern. Brooke runs into Deacon as she is leaving Forrester. Stephanie overhears Brooke telling Deacon that she hates him for what he's done to her life.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3702 :15x190 - Ep. #3702

Dec/27/2001
Ridge refuses to shake Massimo's hand when he offers congratulations for Ridge's new responsibilities at the company. Massimo tells himself that someday, Ridge will know the truth about all Massimo has done for him. He fantasizes about the moment he tells Ridge everything. Bridget realizes that Brooke is at a spa in Ojai. Amber urges Bridget to attend the stock meeting before she heads up to check on Brooke. Stephanie suspects that Brooke will use the company to get back at Stephanie for what happened with Brooke's father. Amber tells Deacon that Bridget's going to visit Brooke and maybe she can drag out of Brooke what's bothering her. Amber tells Deacon about the meeting, marveling that one day their respective spouses will be majority owners of Forrester. As the meeting begins, Eric explains his new plan for the division of the company, but Stephanie adds that it's contingent on Brooke's decision and asks Connor about the letter with Brooke's instructions. Brooke's letter leaves Ridge acting CEO in her absence, and notes that she will leave her shares divided evenly among her children - not specifically Bridget and Rick. Champagne is opened, and Ridge toasts his parents for making all this possible.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young
Writer: Bradley Bell

3703 :15x191 - Ep. #3703

Dec/28/2001
Eric tells Ridge that Forrester has never been in better hands. Stephanie is ecstatic that Brooke is gone and Ridge is in charge. Amber isn't thrilled about Eric's change in the division of stock and urges Rick to keep an eye on how Ridge is running the company. Rick assures Amber that Ridge is going to take great care of the company and not make any changes. Amber finally convinces him to go check things out. Ridge tells Eric that he intends to get back to the way the company was run in its golden age. Stephanie tells Taylor that she plans to take Brooke's office back as her own and tells Megan to have some men come and move the bed out so she can begin her purge. Megan interrupts Ridge and Eric to tell them that Stephanie has the movers in Brooke's office. Rick overhears Stephanie and Taylor trashing Brooke and confronts them, enraged.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3704 :15x192 - Ep. #3704

Jan/02/2002
Rick orders Stephanie and Taylor out of Brooke's office. He insists that they treat his mother with respect and suggests that they ought to feel grateful to Brooke for how successfully she's run the company. When Bridget arrives to visit Brooke, Brooke admits that she has a lot of shame to work through. Bridget tells Brooke that both she and Deacon are worried about her. Brooke tells Bridget that the best thing for all of them is for Deacon and Brooke to stay as far away from each other as possible. Bridget tells Brooke about the changes at Forrester and reminds Brooke that she's the best thing that ever happened to that company. Brooke thanks Bridget for lifting her spirits. Amber fantasizes about having her own line at Forrester. Rick tells Amber about what happened in Brooke's office and adds that she was right to suggest that he keep an eye on things until Brooke returns. Rick assures Amber that Ridge won't do anything to undermine Brooke. Ridge wants Stephanie and Taylor to back off, but they urge him, in his desire to get back to the classic Forrester, to get rid of the lingerie line because it's tawdry. Taylor and Stephanie are certain that they've gotten through to Ridge and that he'll make the change at the next board meeting.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3705 :15x193 - Ep. #3705

Jan/03/2002
Bridget tells Deacon how worried she is about Brooke and that they have to find out what's really going on with her. Bridget thinks Deacon might be able to help bring Brooke out of her depression. At the meeting, Ridge brings up the future of the Brooke's Bedroom line. Thorne is stunned when Ridge suggests that, despite the line's profitability, they drop it altogether. Thorne can't believe they'd make such a decision without discussing it with Brooke. Ridge pleads his case and the family votes to stop production on the line immediately. Stephanie tells Massimo that Ridge was made CEO of Forester Creations. Massimo insists that, because Ridge doesn't own the company, he will never be fulfilled as CEO. Brooke tells Susan that she feels so alone. Susan suggests that Brooke talk to Dr. Isabel, a psychotherapist, who is also a guest there. Brooke says that she has committed one sin that is unforgivable and adds that she's a horrible mother. Deacon calls, but Brooke tells him to leave her alone. Brooke denies it when Deacon asks if her depression has anything to do with him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3706 :15x194 - Ep. #3706

Jan/04/2002
Thorne still wonders if Ridge should have waited before doing anything about the lingerie line, but Ridge insists it was the right thing to do. Deacon quizzes Megan about what's wrong with Brooke. Megan finally reveals that she knows Deacon and Brooke slept together. She asks Deacon if he still has feelings for Brooke. Megan tries to stop Deacon when he heads out, determined to see Brooke. Dr. Isabel visits Brooke and offers to help her. Brooke starts to open up to Dr. Isabel, telling her about her nightmares and about her pregnancy. Dr. Isabel tells Brooke that it's obvious she has feelings for the baby's father, and doesn't believe it's the hatred Brooke professes. Bridget tells Rick that she heard that Ridge canceled the Brooke's Bedroom line. Princess Charlotte, a former client, calls Ridge for a fitting, noting that they dropped the lingerie line. Ridge tells Thorne it may be the best thing they've ever done. Brooke fantasizes about her and Deacon admitting their passion for one another. Rick confronts Ridge about dropping the lingerie line.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3707 :15x195 - Ep. #3707

Jan/07/2002
Deacon calls Brooke and asks her if he’s done something to cause this hostility. Brooke admits to Dr. Isabel that she doesn’t hate Deacon at all. She explains that when she and Deacon made love, they connected both emotionally and physically. She adds that she felt a passion with Deacon that she hasn’t felt in years. When Brooke insists that a future with Deacon is impossible, Dr. Isabel asks if Deacon is married. Brooke confesses that she can’t stop seeing Deacon because he’s married to Brooke’s daughter. Bridget tells Deacon that Brooke would be furious if she knew Ridge was pulling the Brooke’s Bedroom line. Bridget is touched by Deacon’s concern for Brooke. Ridge tells Rick that he’ll explain why he’s pulling the lingerie line, but Rick isn’t going to like what he hears. Ridge explains that the line damaged the Forrester reputation and drove away their more conservative clientele. Rick wants Ridge to admit that Stephanie and Taylor put him up to this. Rick asks for research supporting the decision, but Ridge doesn’t feel he owes Rick any more of an explanation.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3708 :15x196 - Ep. #3708

Jan/08/2002
Bridget tells Deacon that she really feels as if their problems are behind them. Zende is awestruck as he heads for his new home with Kristen and Tony. He’s thrilled with their house, his room, and the ocean. His new mom and dad tell him that they love him. Brooke tells Dr. Isabel that when the word gets out, her pregnancy will be front-page news. Stephanie tells Eric that Brooke accused Deacon of ruining her life. Ridge asks his parents if he is Brooke’s puppet, or if he’s really in control of the company. He tells them about Rick’s interference and accusations. Eric offers to talk to Rick. Amber urges Rick and Bridget to call Brooke to tell her about Ridge canceling the bedroom line. Deacon adds that they can’t let Ridge get away with this. Rick assures them that he’s going to take care of the situation, but he needs their support. Rick wants to make it clear to Ridge that this is their company, too, and no one’s going to push them around. Dr. Isabel tells Brooke that beating herself up isn’t going to solve her dilemma. Brooke wonders what to tell her family about her baby. Dr. Isabel advises Brooke to focus on her baby and think of her unborn child as a blessing because he or she will be loved and cherished.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3709 :15x197 - Ep. #3709

Jan/09/2002
Ridge asks Taylor to join the board of directors. Taylor considers it, then agrees to accept if the family votes her in. Rick visits Brooke and spots the garment bag from the maternity clothing store. Brooke covers, explaining that she bought the clothes for Amber. Rick tells Brooke about Ridge canceling the bedroom line. Brooke is stunned. Rick tells Brooke that they’re tearing everything she built to shreds. He urges her to come home. Brooke starts to cry, insisting that she can’t. Rick resolves to find a way to handle it himself. Kristen introduces Zende to Eric, who asks the boy to call him ‘Grandpa.’ As Tony and Kristen are cleaning stale food out of the refrigerator, Eric notices a tear in Zende’s eye. Kristen and Tony promise to be more careful about wasting food. Amber tells Stephanie that she understands why Stephanie hates Brooke, but it doesn’t mean Brooke is a bad businesswoman. Stephanie doesn’t think what happens at Forrester is Amber’s business, but Amber insists that it is because it concerns her husband and his future. When Stephanie comments on Rick’s petulance, Amber demands that she stop treating Rick like a child. Stephanie is certain that one day Brooke, Rick and Amber will thank them for taking this step. Rick calls Amber and tells her that he’s going to make his move at the next board meeting, adding that he’s going to take on his big brother.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3710 :15x198 - Ep. #3710

Jan/10/2002
Rick prepares for the board meeting by reading stacks of papers detailing the history of Forrester. He doesn’t want them to get away with what they’ve done to Brooke. When Rick is dressed in his suit and ready to go, Amber gives him a pep talk and a kiss for luck. Ridge explains his reasons for dropping the Brooke’s Bedroom line. He adds that the move has been met with overwhelming support from their important clients. When Kristen questions him, Ridge states that he doesn’t know or care what Brooke thinks about the decision. Megan admits that Brooke knows about the move. When Thorne wants to know if Brooke was okay with it, Megan responds that Brooke isn’t up for a fight right now. Massimo asks Yves to be his eyes and ears that the meeting, adding that no detail is insignificant. Ridge nominates Taylor for a seat on the board of directors. The vote is unanimous. Rick appears, announcing that he is there to represent Brooke, the majority stockholder. When Ridge orders him out, Rick reminds him that his family owns more than half the company, which means they own Ridge.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3711 :15x199 - Ep. #3711

Jan/11/2002
Deacon tells Bridget he’s going on a business trip to Vegas, when he really plans to visit Brooke. Deacon wonders why Brooke is running away and what she thinks he’s done to her life. Brooke tells Dr. Isabel that she’s worried that all the responsibilities she left behind will fall on Rick’s shoulders. Dr. Isabel wonders if it’s easier for Brooke to worry about Rick’s problems than her own. She asks Brooke if she can’t face Deacon because she still has feelings for him. Ridge tells Rick that he doesn’t belong there, but then he changes his strategy and suggests he pull up a chair. Ridge asks Yves about the International response to the cancellation of the lingerie line. Yves explains that there was panic at first, but now there’s been a spike in couture orders. When the report turns to financial details, Rick is clearly in over his head. Ridge tells Rick to go back to the playground. Eric angrily adjourns the meeting and tells Ridge and Rick to stay. Ridge confronts Rick about his stunt, pointing out that Rick is not equipped to run a company. Ridge wants Rick and Amber to stay out of his way. Amber promises Bridget that Rick is prepared for the meeting and will make them all proud. Brooke sees Deacon and tells him that he shouldn’t be there, but Deacon insists that he’s not leaving until he gets what he came for.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3712 :15x200 - Ep. #3712

Jan/14/2002
Rick tells Amber and Bridget that Ridge made a fool of him at the board meeting. Rick is certain that Ridge is trying to cut them out of the company before Brooke can transfer her stock to them, making them majority shareholders. Bridget is horrified by the idea that Ridge is taking advantage of Brooke in her absence. Rick decides that the rules of the game have changed. He may not have as much experience, but he can be just as ruthless as Ridge. Taylor asks Ridge if he feels threatened by Rick. Yves fills Massimo in on the battle between Ridge and Rick at the board meeting. He tells Massimo that Ridge tore Rick to shreds. Deacon wants to know what Brooke is keeping from him. Brooke tells him to forget about her and go home to his wife. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that she hasn’t betrayed her daughter. He tells Brooke that it’s time she heard the truth and confesses that he loves her. Massimo pays Ridge a visit and comments on Ridge’s power struggle with his brother. Ridge bristles when Massimo notes that he can’t control what he doesn’t own. Massimo offers to help Ridge and denies that it’s a ploy to get closer to Stephanie. Ridge tells Massimo that he disgusts him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3713 :15x201 - Ep. #3713

Jan/15/2002
Deacon finally gets Brooke to admit that she loves him, too. In tears, they embrace. Deacon tells Brooke that he’s never felt this way about another woman. Deacon knows that he is committed to Bridget and can’t betray her again. Brooke tells Deacon that he’s the only man who ever understood and accepted her for who she really is. When Brooke refuses to go back to L.A. with him, Deacon wants to know what she is hiding. Brooke asks Deacon to get out of sight when there’s a knock on the door. The concierge tells Brooke she has stopped by with the prenatal vitamins Brooke ordered. Deacon is stunned to hear that Brooke is pregnant. Ridge and Taylor take their children to meet their new cousin, Zende. Amber finds out from Alexandra that Deacon’s boss didn’t send him on a business trip to Vegas. Realizing he lied to his wife, Amber wonders where Deacon is, and who he’s with.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3714 :15x202 - Ep. #3714

Jan/16/2002
Brooke tries to convince Deacon that the vitamins are for Amber, but Deacon wants Brooke to admit that she’s pregnant. When Brooke finally does, Deacon can hardly believe that Brooke is having his child. Brooke wants Deacon to go back to L.A. and keep her secret, adding that Bridget can never find out what Brooke has done to her. She knows that Bridget would hate them both, but Deacon tells Brooke the baby is a blessing and she can’t ask him to deny his paternity. Deacon tells Brooke he’s going to leave Bridget and ask for a divorce so the two of them can raise their baby together. Amber stops in to see Bridget, and asks how Deacon’s business trip is going. Bridget admits that she hasn’t heard from him. Amber continues to fish for information, and comments on how much Bridget seems to trust Deacon. Bridget is certain Deacon would never cheat on her. Tony and Kristen marvel at how much Zende has brought to their lives. Tony promises Zende that no matter what happens, they will never stop loving him because they are a family. Kristen tells Tony that they have to give Zende love and security and a whole new way of looking at life.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3715 :15x203 - Ep. #3715

Jan/17/2002
Ridge tells Taylor that Rick has a lot to learn, and needs to pay his dues the way Ridge did. Deacon wants Brooke to go with him and tell Bridget the whole truth tonight. He insists that Bridget will have to accept what’s happened. Amber makes an entrance, proclaiming herself to be a great Forrester designer, unaware that Stephanie has stopped by to see Rick. Stephanie pointedly tells them that running a company is about more than having fun. Rick tells Stephanie that while they are ripping years of Brooke’s hard work to shreds, Rick is worried sick about his mother. He asks Stephanie to leave. Deacon tells Brooke that as soon as the divorce is final, they’ll be married. Bridget doesn’t need him, but Brooke and the baby do. Brooke tells Deacon that she wishes she could share his dream, but she can’t let him break Bridget’s heart again. Deacon asks Brooke if she could live with herself knowing she’s denied her child a father and herself a life with a man who loves her. Brooke tells Deacon she would make any sacrifice to be with him – except her children. If Rick and Bridget don’t know the truth, they will love Brooke’s child and the baby will grow up with a supportive extended family. Brooke tells Deacon she’s sorry, but the baby will never know that Deacon’s his father.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3716 :15x204 - Ep. #3716

Jan/18/2002
Brooke tells Deacon they would have to leave town if they revealed the truth because no one would forgive them. They are in tears as Deacon points out that they both are losing the best thing that ever happened to either of them. Deacon doesn’t want them to turn their back on the miracle that they found each other. He can’t give up Brooke and the baby. In frustration, he hurls a vase across the room. Brooke asks Deacon to honor their child and their love by protecting her children from scandal, and their child from being an outcast. Brooke will come up with a plan to explain her pregnancy. Deacon wonders how he’ll get over her. They kiss passionately. Stephanie thinks that something major is going on with Brooke and that Bridget should find out what it is. Bridget accuses Stephanie, Ridge and Eric of taking advantage of Brooke by purging the company of her influence while she’s gone. Amber and Alexandra wonder if Deacon’s involved with another woman. Alexandra recalls that something weird happened with Deacon when Bridget was at Big Bear with her friends. She and Amber wonder if he was with another woman then – and the same one now.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3717 :15x205 - Ep. #3717

Jan/21/2002
Rick realizes he isn't ready and has second thoughts about going to the meeting, but Amber won't hear of it. Rick reads a note from Massimo with an urgent request to go to his office. Stephanie notes that Ridge intentionally chose some heavy topics for the board meeting. Eric tells Ridge that he's made his point and to leave Rick alone. Ridge refuses to change the agenda for the meeting. Eric isn't happy about the animosity between Rick and Ridge, but Ridge points out that Rick questioned his authority in front of the board and he won't stand for it. Stephanie tells Eric that if Rick doesn't feel prepared to discuss the topics, there's no way he'll show up at the meeting. Massimo tells Sally that he must win Ridge's respect before Ridge learns the truth and he's already put a plan into action. Massimo plans to give Rick the tools he needs to take over Forrester and set Ridge free from a company where he can never achieve his full potential. Rick tells Massimo to leave his family alone and is about to go when Massimo mentions the meeting and wonders if Rick needs any help. Massimo tells Rick that if he does as he says, he guarantees Rick will run his father's company. Massimo tells himself that Ridge would then take over his own.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3718 :15x206 - Ep. #3718

Jan/22/2002
Massimo gives Rick a crash course in corporate finance. Rick isn't sure why Massimo is helping him. Massimo asks Rick to promise that he won't tell anyone what they're doing. Amber tells Bridget about Rick's meeting with Massimo and admits her concern. When Bridget asks about the board meeting, Amber explains that Rick might not go because he saw the agenda and it's all over his head. Taylor senses something is up when Chuck, a financial expert, shows up at Ridge's request to sit in on the meeting. Rick calls Amber and explains that Massimo took him through the whole agenda and he's ready for the meeting. Amber tells Bridget that she doesn't know what's going on, but if Massimo's involved, it can't be good. They worry that Rick's being set up. Massimo receives a package he's been waiting for, which contains a picture of Stephanie and Ridge. He promises that someday they'll be together as a family, and when the Forresters let Ridge down, Massimo will be there for him. Massimo adds that if Rick does as he says, that someday could be very soon. The meeting has just begun when Rick rushes in. Ridge whispers to Chuck that when they're done with him, Rick will wish he hadn't shown up.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3719 :15x207 - Ep. #3719

Jan/23/2002
Brooke tells Dr. Isabel that Deacon has to stay married to Bridget, and no one can ever know that Deacon is the father of Brooke's baby. Dr. Isabel realizes that Deacon loves Brooke more than any other man ever has. She advises Brooke to go back to L.A. and get on with her life, now that she knows her secret is safe with Deacon. Brooke assures Dr. Isabel that her own feelings about Deacon are now irrelevant. Massimo isn't pleased when Amber tells him that she knows about his visit with Rick. Afraid that Massimo has set Rick up, Amber demands to know what Massimo is up to. Ridge is stunned when Rick suggests a solution to Forrester's international tax situation, and Chuck admits he was going to propose the same move. Based on his advice from Massimo, Rick makes several more constructive suggestions to Eric's delight and Ridge's dismay. Deacon covers when Bridget asks him about his business trip. Deacon tells Bridget that she's his number one priority. After the meeting, Stephanie and Taylor are impressed with Rick's contributions, but Ridge feels somehow that they've just been hustled. Eric tells Rick how proud he is.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3720 :15x208 - Ep. #3720

Jan/24/2002
Amber doesn't believe Massimo when he insists that he was trying to help Rick. Massimo puts Rick on the speakerphone when he calls to thank Massimo for his help and tell him how well things went at the meeting. Amber is thrilled and hugs Massimo in gratitude. She's excited that Ridge will have to take Rick seriously now and apologizes for what she said earlier. Ridge tells Eric that someone is out there encouraging Rick to cause problems for them. They try to figure out where Rick turned for his business advice. Megan confronts Deacon about going to see Brooke, but he turns around and accuses her of knowing all along that Brooke is pregnant with his child. Deacon tells Bridget that he needs to talk to her. He takes her to the roof, where he has set a romantic candlelight dinner for two. Deacon promises Bridget that he's going to put everything he has into making their marriage work. Amber kisses Rick and tells him how proud she is of him. She adds that Massimo thinks Rick will wind up in charge of Forrester one day. Ridge tells Taylor that someone is obviously using Rick to get to him. Massimo watches them from across the restaurant and wishes he didn't have to put Ridge through the difficult times which lie ahead. Massimo is equally sure that in the end it will be worth it and Ridge will thank him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3721 :15x209 - Ep. #3721

Jan/25/2002
Brooke gets angry when she realizes Ridge was trying to embarrass Rick at the meeting. She wonders who might have been coaching Rick. Megan wants Brooke to admit that Deacon is in love with her. She can't believe that Brooke can't see how wrong it is to deny her feelings for Deacon and the fact that he's the father of her child. Brooke insists that there's no other way. Deacon is doing this to protect Brooke, Bridget and the baby. Ridge and Taylor spot Massimo with Sally. Ridge doesn't care who Massimo's with as long as he stays away from them. Massimo explains to Sally that Ridge would be furious if he found out that Massimo was behind his problems with Rick, but someday he'll see that Massimo has to set Ridge free from Forrester to help him realize his true potential. Massimo sends an expensive bottle of champagne to Ridge and Taylor's table. Massimo is crushed when Ridge takes the open bottle and turns it upside down in the ice bucket. Bridget enjoys her evening with Deacon but admits that she's sad for her mother. Bridget tells Deacon that except for Ridge, no man has ever been able to resist Brooke. Deacon sends Bridget ahead when she wants to go down to his apartment. Deacon tells himself that he's protecting Bridget and doing what Brooke asked him to do. He fantasizes about being at Brooke's side when their baby is born. Bridget returns wearing her coat, but nothing underneath. Deacon kisses her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3722 :15x210 - Ep. #3722

Jan/28/2002
Darla helps Sally with her last minute plans for her date tonight, and notes that Massimo’s in for a wild ride. Sally tells Massimo that her only goal for the evening to help him relax and have fun. She wants to show him how much fun they could have together. She admits that keeping his secret has been torture, knowing what it would do to Stephanie if the truth came out. While Eric is working late, Stephanie looks through mementos from her relationship with Massimo. Sally calls Stephanie and makes sure Stephanie can hear Massimo’s voice in the background so she’ll know they’re together. Sally dims the lights and vamps to “Mustang Sally.” After her dance, Sally asks if Massimo could imagine Stephanie putting on a show like that. She tells him she’s going to change for the grand finale. Stephanie shows up at the door and warns Massimo that becoming involved with Sally will only bring him embarrassment. Massimo urges Stephanie to give in to her own feelings for him. They kiss, and he tells Stephanie how much he wants her back.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3723 :15x211 - Ep. #3723

Jan/29/2002
Massimo reviews his strategy of supporting Rick so Ridge will leave Forrester in frustration. Rick thanks Massimo, telling him that the meeting went so well that there’s no way Ridge can deny him a place on the Board of Directors and the chance to block everything Ridge tries to do. Massimo wonders if Bridget’s husband will want to get involved with the company. He suggests that a man like Deacon could be helpful to Rick. Massimo tells Rick that it’s essential that Ridge never finds out that Massimo has been coaching him. He warns Rick that he won’t be able to stop Ridge alone, but Rick isn’t interested in an alliance with Deacon. Rick wonders why Massimo is so passionate about him running Forrester. Amber confronts Deacon about lying to Bridget about the trip to Las Vegas. Deacon refuses to say where he really was but threatens to strangle Amber if she mentions his deception to Bridget. Deacon tells Amber that he’s willing to support Rick in his battle against Ridge. Ridge scans the company by-laws looking for something that will help him stop Rick and wants to know who has Brooke’s power of attorney. He searches for the document, knowing whoever she designated holds the key to Ridge’s future.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3724 :15x212 - Ep. #3724

Jan/30/2002
Bridget is thrilled that Deacon wants to smooth things over with Rick. Deacon is sure that Rick is in for the fight of his life. Deacon wants Ridge to account for what he’s done to Brooke and the company. Bridget knows that Brooke and Deacon don’t get along, but assures Deacon that someday Brooke will appreciate him as much as Bridget does. Rick tries to figure out what Ridge’s next move will be. Ridge shows Thorne the power of attorney addendum in the by-laws, but admits he doesn’t know who Brooke’s designee is. Thorne points out that whoever has Brooke’s voting rights is running the company now. Ridge is euphoric when he finds the file and learns the Brooke assigned him her voting rights. He’s certain now that the company will be his. Ridge is unaware that Deacon has followed him. When Ridge is gone, Deacon takes the file, determined to find out what Ridge is up to. Rick is impressed with a dress Amber designed. Rick tells Amber that as soon as he’s in charge at Forrester, he’s giving Amber an office. Amber tries to convince Rick that Deacon could surprise him and he’s sharper than Rick thinks.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3725 :15x213 - Ep. #3725

Jan/31/2002
Jonathan confirms that Ridge controls Brooke’s share of the company as long as she remains incapacitated. When Ridge asks about changing the company by-laws, Jonathan informs Ridge that he’ll need board approval and wants to know what Ridge is up to. Ridge wants to call a board meeting immediately and explains to Taylor that it’s an opportunity to get the company back after all these years. He wants to call for a vote now before Rick gets wind of it. Jonathan warns Ridge that if Rick gets wind of what he’s doing and succeeds in stopping him, he’s certain that Ridge will no longer be CEO. Deacon bursts in on Amber and Rick and shows them the power of attorney folder. Rick assures Deacon he’ll handle it and calls Massimo. On the way to see Massimo, Rick phones Megan, who tells him that something’s going on and he should get over to Forrester as soon as possible. Massimo looks at the document and deduces that Ridge plans to neutralize Brooke. Ridge intends to put management of Forrester in the hands of the board of directors, which is controlled by his family. Massimo tells Rick that he has to stop Ridge. Ridge assembles the board and informs his family that they day has finally come for them to take back their company.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young
Writer: Bradley Bell

3726 :15x214 - Ep. #3726

Feb/01/2002
Massimo explains to Rick how Ridge can use Brooke’s proxy to change the by-laws and leave Brooke and her children completely powerless. Massimo urges Rick to keep the board from voting until Brooke can get back from Ojai. Deacon shows Brooke the documents and alerts her that Ridge is up to something. Rick calls and tells Brooke that if she doesn’t get back there today, Ridge is going to take over the company. Brooke realizes he plans to put the board in control. At first, Brooke is concerned about going back because everyone will see that she’s pregnant, but then declares that no one can steal her children’s legacy. Connor phones Brooke and orders her to call somebody at Forrester and give them an assignment immediately. Ridge makes his plan clear to his family. Jonathan agrees that the move would hold up legally because Brooke has not been functioning as CEO. Ridge insists that it’s justice, not vengeance. He calls for a vote. Rick bursts in and confronts Ridge about his plan to take over the company. Ridge takes the vote despite Rick’s protests, and the Forresters vote unanimously to take back the company. Ridge announces that the office of CEO is irrevocably his.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young
Writer: Bradley Bell

3727 :15x215 - Ep. #3727

Feb/04/2002
Tony confides in Sally about what's going on at Forrester, and expresses his concern about the family infighting. Massimo interrupts, and shares his frustration with Sally over the prospect of Ridge being chained to Forrester for the rest of his life. Massimo admits that it was a brilliant strategic move on Ridge's part because once the vote is passed, there's nothing Brooke can do to reverse it. Deacon tries to prepare Brooke for the worst. Rick informs Ridge that Brooke is on her way back, but Ridge insists it's too late and the vote's been taken. Kristen reminds Rick that Brooke still owns most of the stock and Thorne adds that she'll have a vote on the board when she comes back. When Connor arrives at the boardroom, Ridge announces that Brooke is no longer in charge. Connor looks over the paperwork, then concedes to Ridge that he's scummy but ingenious. When Brooke and Deacon burst in, Connor asks Ridge to tell Brooke the news himself. Brooke accuses all the Forresters of betraying her. She declares that they stole her company and destroyed her children's legacy, and she will never forgive any of them. Ridge maintains that he didn't do this to hurt her. Greg comes in and reports to Brooke that the project she asked him to start is underway. Connor asks Greg what time Brooke called him, and what time the board voted on Ridge's amendment. Connor proclaims that Brooke was acting as CEO minutes before the vote, so Ridge had no right to vote on her behalf. Alarmed, Ridge wants Jonathan to tell him this is a ploy.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young
Writer: Bradley Bell

3728 :15x216 - Ep. #3728

Feb/05/2002
Ridge maintains that he made a legitimate business decision, but Brooke insists that he made a big mistake. Ridge is shocked when Jonathan confirms that Brooke made it back in time. He explains that he can't notarize the vote in good faith because Brooke's obviously not incapacitated. Ridge realizes that Rick was the one who called Brooke, and Deacon explains how he figured out what Ridge was up to. Ridge is sure Rick is working with someone who wants to destroy Ridge and demands to know who it is. Eric tells everyone to calm down. Brooke declares that she can never trust Ridge again and fires him as CEO. She names Rick her new vice president and tells Ridge he can continue as head designer. When Thorne calls Rick's promotion ridiculous, Brooke responds that it's as ridiculous as putting Taylor on the board or canceling the bedroom line. She also names Deacon the new head of promotions. Bridget fills Tony in on Ridge's move to take over the company. Bridget wishes someone would stop the fighting between Ridge and Rick. Massimo is concerned that he hasn't heard from Rick yet about the meeting. His only hope is that Ridge's plan fails and the family turns on him, which would leave Ridge free from Forrester. Greg calls Massimo to alert him about what happened at the board meeting. Massimo is pleased, certain that this is the end for Ridge at Forrester Creations.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Joseph Campanella as Jonathan Young
Writer: Bradley Bell

3729 :15x217 - Ep. #3729

Feb/06/2002
Brooke tells Ridge that from now on their relationship is strictly professional. Ridge apologizes, but Brooke insists that Ridge betrayed her by deliberately changing the focus of the company while she was on sick leave. Brooke declares that he doesn't have the power to hurt her anymore. She adds that she's not bitter, she's just no longer vulnerable to his charm. Ridge asks Brooke who's been coaching Rick because he is obviously out to get Ridge. Brooke admits that she doesn't know - or care. When Ridge questions Brooke's decision to hire Rick and Deacon, Brooke says that she's hiring people she can trust - just like he did. Ridge promises Brooke that he's going to stop her, and whoever helped Rick is going to pay a high price. Amber is thrilled with Rick's promotion. They agree that Ridge can't find out that Massimo masterminded Ridge's downfall. Rick wants to see Massimo to thank him, and to find out why Massimo helped him. Massimo asks Greg to deliver a package to Ridge and fantasizes about Ridge working side by side with him for his company. Rick gives Massimo an ultimatum: either he tells Rick what his interests are in all this, or Rick blows Massimo's cover with Ridge. Massimo tries to convince Rick that he's not a threat to Ridge. Rick is certain that Massimo is lying when he claims he helped Rick out of repentance for what he did to Brooke and her parents. Brooke asks Megan if she knows who helped Rick, but she has no idea. Ridge opens the package, which contains the framed saying, "Out of life's tragedies comes true greatness." He slams it down in rage, swearing he will bring down whoever has done this to him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3730 :15x218 - Ep. #3730

Feb/07/2002
Rick tells Amber that he wants to patch things up with Ridge. Amber urges Rick to give Ridge a few days to cool off first, but Rick insists that he and Ridge can't work together until they get past what’s happened. Deacon tells Bridget how much his new job means to him. Ridge decides he has to go in to work, but admits to Taylor that he'd better not run into Deacon or Rick. Taylor is leaving for the office when Rick arrives to see Ridge. When Rick says he wants to talk, Ridge responds that Rick knifed him in the back. Rick promises to treat Ridge fairly and not upstage him in exchange for Ridge's respect. Ridge angrily accuses Rick of being condescending and patronizing and warns him to get out. Rick refuses to leave. Brooke instructs Megan to start taking orders on the lingerie line again and adds that she hopes she'll be able to conceal her pregnancy for another month. Megan questions whether Brooke and Deacon will be able to hide their feelings for each other. Brooke has second thoughts about her decision to hire Deacon. Brooke calls Deacon and asks him to stop by the house. Deacon raves to Brooke how excited he is and he promises not to let her down. Brooke admits that she can't let him work at Forrester because it will be too hard for them to be in the same building.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3731 :15x219 - Ep. #3731

Feb/08/2002
Amber wonders what happened to change the way Brooke feels about Deacon. She and Bridget also wonder what was bothering Brooke so much that she left town to begin with. Bridget admits that Deacon has been preoccupied lately and they haven't been very intimate. Brooke confesses to Deacon that she wasn't thinking straight when she offered him the job. Deacon is disappointed and tells Brooke that this was his opportunity to make something of himself. He insists that he needs the job to keep his mind off her. Brooke doesn't believe they can hide the truth if they're together everyday and they can't take that chance. Deacon tells Brooke that he made the biggest sacrifice of his life for her, but he needs the job as a distraction so he won't think of everything he's lost. Brooke relents, and Deacon promises she won't regret it. Ridge declares that Rick is going to crash and burn, and Ridge won't be there to pull him from the wreckage. Rick reminds Ridge that they're all family and they're in this together. He asks Ridge to put what's happened behind them. Ridge says that the rest of the family doesn't have time to give him on the job training; he'll have to get it somewhere else. Ridge gets in Rick's face and wants to know who's been coaching him. When Rick doesn't tell him, Ridge slams him against the wall. Rick reminds Ridge that he's his superior and if Ridge treats him this way at work, Rick will fire him. Amber is stunned when she sees Brooke looking at herself in the mirror and realizes Brooke is pregnant.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3732 :15x220 - Ep. #3732

Feb/11/2002
Amber can’t believe that her baby’s grandma is having a baby. She asks Brooke who the father is. Amber guesses that it’s Ridge, but Brooke denies it and refuses to discuss the matter. Brooke asks Amber not to tell Rick for a few more weeks, but Amber insists that she can’t remain quiet because keeping secrets from Rick has caused too many problems in her marriage. Brooke finally convinces Amber to wait. When Megan asks Eric how Stephanie is taking the upheaval at Forrester, Eric admits that he hasn’t told her yet because she left town a few days ago to get away from the situation. In Rick’s new office, Deacon tells Rick how much he appreciates the opportunity Brooke has given him. Rick admits he’s beginning to trust Deacon because of his commitment to Little Eric. He adds that no real man could turn his back on his child. When Rick is gone, Megan tells Deacon she knows he wants to protect Brooke, but how can he turn his back on the child Brooke is carrying? Deacon doesn’t feel he has a choice. He knows what he’s losing, but it doesn’t change a thing. Stephanie calls Eric in tears. She tells him something is very wrong and she asks him to meet her at the cabin. Brooke tells Deacon and Megan that Amber knows about the baby. Megan urges Brooke not to walk away from the man she loves and the father of her baby.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Brett Wirta as Eric Forrester III | Jon Wirta as Eric Forrester III
Writer: Bradley Bell

3733 :15x221 - Ep. #3733

Feb/12/2002
Megan insists that Brooke and Deacon are in love and pretending they’re not won’t help anyone, especially the baby. Megan is sure Bridget would recover, but Brooke insists that you can’t build a life on someone else’s pain. Brooke admits that she’ll never stop loving Deacon. They worry about Amber figuring out the truth because she knew that Deacon didn’t really go to Las Vegas. Stephanie is recalling Massimo’s kiss when Eric arrives. She rushes into his arms. She tearfully tells Eric about the night she went over to Sally’s when she knew Massimo was there. She confesses that she felt guilty and confused and implores Eric not to question her commitment to their marriage. Eric urges her to look at their children, especially Ridge, if she ever doubts their bond. Ridge wants Thorne and Kristen to help plan their next move, but Kristen insists that she’s not interested in waging war against her own family. She reminds Ridge that Rick is their brother, not their enemy. Ridge is frustrated, having expected them to be his allies. Massimo says to Sally that this will be a painful moment of truth for Ridge as he realizes that his family won’t rally around his cause. Massimo wishes there was some way to let Ridge know what Massimo has in store for his future. Massimo finds Ridge at the Café Russe and tells Ridge that his family will never be on the battlefield with him because it’s not their style. Massimo urges Ridge to fight for what he believes in and calls him a visionary. Massimo is thrilled when Ridge thanks him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3734 :15x222 - Ep. #3734

Feb/13/2002
Ridge is unnerved that Massimo seems to know him so well. Massimo is certain that some day Ridge will look back on this crisis as the greatest opportunity of his life. Massimo assures Ridge that a door has just been opened. Deacon is checking out his new office when he meets Whip, the man who used to run Deacon’s department. Whip points out that without his help, Deacon will fall flat on his face. Whip is condescending, declaring that Deacon has no qualification except to pour drinks at the next fashion show. Deacon tells Whip he’s lucky to have a job if that’s the way he talks to his superiors. He threatens to fire Whip if he doesn’t make a major attitude adjustment. Eric reveals to Stephanie that Brooke came back, with Deacon’s help, and made Rick vice president and Deacon the head of promotions. Stephanie is enraged when she hears that Brooke fired Ridge as CEO, especially when Eric seems so accepting of the situation. Whip wants to talk to Brooke about Deacon. He asks Brooke if she’s trying to sabotage the company. Whip swears to Brooke that he’s not going to cover for Deacon. Instead, he’s going to make Deacon and Brooke the center of attention until he gets some answers about why Brooke hired him. Ridge fills Stephanie in on his meeting with Massimo and concedes that Massimo is an amazing man.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3735 :15x223 - Ep. #3735

Feb/14/2002
Ridge admits to Stephanie that Massimo is more aware of what he’s going through than his own father. Ridge is upset with his family’s passivity. He’s certain they could have driven Brooke out of the company if they had wanted to. Stephanie urges Ridge to stay at Forrester and fight. Deacon reviews his plans for his first promotional event, “The New Face of Forrester,” which includes the reintroduction of the bedroom line. Ridge walks in on Deacon, Bridget and Rick. When they suggest they could use his advice, Ridge tells them they can all go to hell. Ridge refuses to help the company sell underwear. He declares if they really wanted to do what was best for Forrester, they’d go to Brooke’s office and resign, but he knows they won’t do that because they’ve gotten a taste of power that they stole rather than earned. He assures Deacon and Rick that they’re both going to fail. Whip insists that he’s been groomed for the job and wants to know why Brooke gave someone without experience the department head job. Brooke threatens to fire him for insubordination. Stephanie confronts Brooke, saying that she’s out of control. She swears that Brooke is in for the fight of her life. Brooke maintains that Forrester Creations will always be run according to her vision and style. Stephanie fumes that she’s never hated Brooke more and assures her that she can’t run the company without Ridge. Stephanie swears that somehow, she will destroy Brooke. Amber wants Brooke to confide in her, but Brooke refuses to reveal who fathered her baby. Amber finds herself face to face with Stephanie, who demands to know what Brooke’s secret is.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3736 :15x224 - Ep. #3736

Feb/15/2002
As Deacon goes over the last minute plans for the press conference, Whip is stunned that Rick will be taking the questions, not Brooke. Brooke admits to Deacon that she’s worried that someone will ask about her weight gain. Ridge wants Eric and Thorne to boycott the press conference, but Eric insists that if they do, it will show the world the company - and the family - in disarray. He doesn’t want their dirty laundry aired in front of the press. Eric urges Ridge to let them move on as a family, but Ridge declares that more and more, he feels as if he isn’t part of the family. Eric assures Ridge that he’d fight Brooke if he thought there was any chance of changing her mind. Ridge feels betrayed by both Eric and Thorne. Stephanie refuses to back down and insists that Amber tell her what Brooke doesn’t want anyone to know. Amber finally agrees to, explaining that Brooke has an eating disorder, but Stephanie knows she’s lying. Stephanie’s sure it involves a man, and finally guesses that Brooke is pregnant. Whip remarks to Rick that you have to be a Forrester or married to one to make it there. He maintains that he’s the most qualified person to run the department. Deacon embraces Brooke and urges her not to stress. He reassures her that everything’s under control. Deacon confesses to Brooke that he loves the baby and her. The world will never know it, but she will. Stephanie reveals to Ridge and Thorne that Brooke is pregnant.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3737 :15x225 - Ep. #3737

Feb/18/2002
Rick, Deacon and Eric finish preparations for the press conference. Eric informs them that Ridge will not be attending. As Brooke puts a cape on to cover her pregnancy during the press conference, Deacon promises her that no one will find out she’s pregnant until she’s ready. Amber worriedly tells Megan that Stephanie figured out that Brooke is pregnant. Stephanie is adamant that Brooke is pregnant, even though Ridge and Thorne have their doubts. Checking the monitor in the showroom, Ridge asks for a close-up of Brooke. The cape opens briefly to reveal Brooke’s pregnancy. Stephanie tells Ridge that Brooke humiliated him and now it’s time to return the favor. Brooke begins the press conference by announcing some of the changes at Forrester, including the hiring of Deacon and Rick. After Rick acknowledges his family, Brooke is answering questions about the reinstatement of the lingerie line when Amber sees Stephanie enter the showroom. When a reporter asks Brooke about modeling again, Stephanie seizes the opportunity and asks Brooke about her weight gain. Stephanie makes disparaging remarks about Brooke’s dignity, integrity and ‘family values,’ then yanks off the cape, revealing Brooke’s pregnancy. The reporters ask Brooke about the father of her baby.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3738 :15x226 - Ep. #3738

Feb/19/2002
Brooke is panicked as the reporters press for information, with Stephanie egging them on. They are all stunned when Whip steps forward and identifies himself as the father of Brooke’s baby. Massimo is upset when Greg calls to inform him about the scandal and the mayhem at the press conference. Massimo tells Sally that since Eric let Brooke steal the company, she has disgraced the family and the Forrester name. He adds that Ridge and Stephanie deserve better. Whip explains to reporters that his relationship with Brooke is private, but they’re very happy about the baby. The reporters have a field day, clamoring for answers with Whip mugging for the cameras until Rick clears the room. Stephanie asks Rick if Brooke is trying to destroy the company. Bridget can’t believe Whip and Brooke are having a baby. Whip tries to stand up for Brooke, but Stephanie orders him out. Stephanie wants to go to Brooke’s office and demand her resignation. Deacon warns Brooke that he doesn’t trust Whip and is sure he’s up to something. Deacon promises to be there for Brooke and kisses her passionately. Bridget comes to the door and asks Brooke what’s going on. Brooke apologizes, but Bridget is just trying to understand. When Bridget inquires if Brooke loves the baby’s father, Brooke responds that she does.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3739 :15x227 - Ep. #3739

Feb/20/2002
Stephanie accuses Brooke of bringing nothing but shame and dishonor to the company. Brooke refuses to resign and orders Stephanie out of her office. Massimo watches the TV coverage of the press conference and wonders if Eric will protect Ridge and Stephanie from humiliation, or fail them again. Eric admits to Stephanie that attacking Brooke will only make the situation worse. He acknowledges that Brooke’s behavior is reckless and irresponsible, but insists that they must show a united front and not let the company be torn apart by trying again to force Brooke out. Deacon wants Brooke to stay strong and not let Stephanie shake her confidence. Bridget questions Brooke about her feelings for Whip and wonders if there’s something else Brooke isn’t telling them. Brooke asks for some time alone. As he leaves, Deacon alerts Brooke to his bad feeling about Whip and thinks he’s going to be trouble. Ridge can’t believe that Eric defended Brooke and tells Taylor that if Eric doesn’t have the guts to deal with her, then he will. Brooke is ruining the company’s reputation, which could the cost them a fortune. Ridge says that the battle lines have been drawn. Ridge adds that if it weren’t for Eric’s infidelity with Brooke, none of this would have happened. Massimo tells Stephanie that it’s beneath her to be associated with the likes of Brooke and her scandals. He embraces her supportively and urges her to leave Eric and his indiscretions behind.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3740 :15x228 - Ep. #3740

Feb/21/2002
Brooke wants to know why Whip announced he’s the father of her baby and warns him this isn’t going to get him a promotion. Whip informs Brooke that she needs him and wants to know who the real father is. Brooke refuses to tell him and orders him not to talk to reporters. Whip assures Brooke that he’s trying to help her. Bridget tries to make sense of what’s happened. She notes that Deacon doesn’t seem that surprised and wonders what he knows about the situation. Bridget insists that something isn’t right and she’s going to find out what it is. Eric, Thorne and Kristen try to figure out how to put a positive spin on the story, but Ridge insists that after today, Forrester Creations as they know it no longer exists. Ridge says that this is war, but Eric counters that you don’t wage war on your family. Eric insists that he’s choosing his battles, but meanwhile he’s working for the success of the company. He adds that if Ridge doesn’t want to be a part of it, he should get out. Stephanie can’t believe how alienated she feels from her own family. Massimo points out that she can never respect Eric after this. He swears that only he can love Stephanie the way she deserves to be loved. They embrace as Ridge walks in. Massimo tells Ridge that his future is not at Forrester Creations and he thinks Ridge finally realizes that. Deacon confronts Whip and warns him not to hurt Brooke if he wants to stay alive.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3741 :15x229 - Ep. #3741

Feb/22/2002
Thorne wonders if Ridge would leave the company, but Eric assures him that Ridge’s place is at Forrester and he’ll come around in a few days. Eric tells Thorne that they need Ridge, and the company could not survive if Ridge and Stephanie were not a part of it. Ridge concedes that he’s less upset with Brooke than he is at Eric’s lack of support. Deacon is enraged when he and Brooke walk into Brooke’s office and catch Whip regaling a couple of reporters with stories about his relationship with Brooke. Brooke reminds him that he’s not supposed to give interviews. When she admits that she told Deacon that Whip’s not the father of her baby, Whip suggests that Deacon must know who the real father is. Brooke insists that she hasn’t told anyone. Brooke apologizes for not expressing her appreciation to Whip for helping her out. Whip implies that he’ll keep looking for the identity of the real father if Deacon doesn’t apologize as well. When Brooke urges Deacon to cooperate, Deacon does so begrudgingly. Ridge tells Massimo that he can’t just leave the company because there will be no one left to fight Brooke. Massimo informs Ridge that he wants him to run Marone Enterprises. He offers Ridge a choice between a life of fulfillment and what he has now - no control and no power. He fervently asks Stephanie and Ridge to go with him. Deacon and Brooke admit how much they want each other. Brooke wonders how things got so out of control, and what they’re going to do. They embrace.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3742 :15x230 - Ep. #3742

Feb/25/2002
Rick, Amber and Bridget sense Brooke is hiding something and beg her to open up to them. Brooke only admits that she has no intention of marrying Whip and refuses to give her child up for adoption. She insists that Whip won’t be a part of the baby’s life, but Rick observes that the baby is more important to Whip than Brooke realizes. Deacon and Megan try to find out who Whip Jones really is and how far he’ll go to get what he wants. Deacon is sure that Whip is a gold-digger and wouldn’t hesitate to blackmail Brooke. Whip tells his mother that he may not have gotten the promotion he wanted, but he’s about to have a very rich little baby. Joy warns Whip not to take advantage of Brooke and is horrified when she realizes he plans to extort money from her. Whip says that he’s paid his dues and there’s nothing that will stop him now. Whip calls Brooke, who advises him never to come over uninvited. Whip tells Brooke that he’s not the enemy and asks her not to turn him into one. Brooke informs Deacon that Whip is definitely going to be trouble and they have to keep the truth from him. Whip decides that if he can find out who the real father is, he would own Brooke.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Mary Kay Wulf as Joy Jones
Writer: Bradley Bell

3743 :15x231 - Ep. #3743

Feb/26/2002
Bridget confesses to Deacon that her mother's life seems to be one scandal after another, but Bridget's able to handle it this time because their marriage is stable and sane, and nothing Brooke does can touch that. Bridget adds that maybe their relationship will set a good example for Brooke and someday she'll find someone wonderful like Deacon. Whip proudly shows Joy the newspaper’s front page photo proclaiming him as the father of Brooke's baby. When Joy wonders how far he plans to take this, Whip replies that it depends on how much he can get away with. Deacon tells himself that he has to be a father to Brooke's baby even if he can't say that's who he is. He has to make sure Whip doesn't get in his way. Brooke admits to Megan that she doesn't trust Whip, but right now the whole mess is worth it if it helps protect Bridget. Brooke plans to give Whip a promotion and ship him off to International long before the baby arrives. She is stunned when Whip comes in with some reporters who start snapping pictures of the two of them. Megan slips out and notifies Deacon that Brooke needs help. When the reporters are gone, Whip tries to guess who the father is and assumes from Brooke’s reaction that it must be someone wildly inappropriate. Deacon bursts in and hears Brooke warns Whip not to touch her. Deacon punches Whip, who puts it all together and realizes Deacon must be the baby's real father.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Mary Kay Wulf as Joy Jones
Writer: Bradley Bell

3744 :15x232 - Ep. #3744

Feb/27/2002
Amber tells Rick that Ridge is jealous of their youth and potential. Rick admits he wouldn't have fought Ridge if Amber hadn't opened his eyes to what Ridge was up to. Amber asks Rick if he'll show the design she's working on to Brooke. Whip realizes that he's walking off with Deacon's life and there's nothing he can do about it. Deacon says that Whip is insane for thinking he and Brooke were involved and asks Brooke where she finds these people. Deacon threatens to sue Whip for slander if he starts spreading rumors. Whip advises Brooke to end the whole discussion by telling him who the father really is. Deacon plays along and requests that Brooke reveal the real father or he'll tell Bridget the truth about Whip. Brooke warns Deacon and Whip that either they go along with the program or they can stand in the unemployment line together. Bridget confesses to Eric that she's gotten through Brooke's latest scandal thanks to Deacon's support. Eric admits that he still doesn't trust Deacon and worries about Bridget's dependence on him. Bridget tells Eric that there's something weird about Brooke's relationship with Whip, and she's going to find out what it is. Ridge sees Amber's sketch and says that her scribblings will never see the light of day. Whip tries to convince Brooke that he's not the enemy. He's just asking for a little support and appreciation. When he's gone, Brooke and Deacon worry that Whip knows the truth and it's apparent that he plans to blackmail her.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3745 :15x233 - Ep. #3745

Feb/28/2002
Deacon promises Brooke that he will handle Whip, and Brooke should just follow his lead. He suggests that Brooke mend fences with Amber because she is already suspicious of Deacon's trip and they may need her someday. Stephanie tries to reassure Ridge when he tells her about Amber's ambition to be a designer. She's certain that Eric wouldn't let Brooke challenge Ridge's authority as head designer. Kristen informs Thorne and Eric that Amber is designing and hopes to have her own line. Eric assures them that Brooke will deal with the situation if it comes up, and she is no fan of Amber's. He feels that in order to keep peace in the company, they have to support Brooke right now. Rick is enthusiastic about Amber's design and sees it as a way to tap into the younger market. When they show Brooke the design, she says that Amber is very talented. Rick wants to put it into production, but Brooke is hesitant because of Ridge. Brooke reconsiders, knowing it would mean a lot to Amber. Rick is proud of Amber, who is thrilled and believes that no one can call her trailer trash again. When the Board meeting starts, Rick passes out copies of Amber's design and announces that Brooke has approved it for production. Ridge and Stephanie are stunned when, rather than fighting the idea, Eric congratulates Amber. Ridge notes that he's the only one qualified to run the company and asks Brooke to make him CEO again or he'll walk. Eric is furious and takes a vote to see if the Board accepts Ridge's resignation. Ridge can't believe they are voting him out.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3746 :15x234 - Ep. #3746

Mar/01/2002
Ridge can't believe that his family is voting him out of the company. He tells them that the company can't survive without him. When Rick informs Deacon and Amber that Ridge was fired, Deacon is glad to hear that Ridge has been taken down a peg, but points out that this is bad news because Forrester has lost its head designer. Taylor confesses to Massimo that she heard about his job offer, but she doesn't think Ridge is ready to leave Forrester Creations. She's equally certain that Eric would never let Ridge down. Taylor wonders if jealousy or bitterness motivated Massimo's actions. Massimo insists that Ridge is in a hostile environment at Forrester and he has to get out of there as soon as he can. Ridge confronts Eric for taking Brooke's side against him. Eric insists he did what was best for the company's stability but Ridge accuses Eric of turning his back on him. Angrily, Ridge starts to pack up his office. He warns Rick that without him, the company will fold. Stephanie confronts Eric about betraying Ridge. She says that she has never been more ashamed of anyone in her life. Whip, Rick, Amber and Deacon try to talk Ridge into reconsidering, but a shoving match between Ridge and Rick escalates into an all-out brawl with Deacon after Ridge refers to Amber as trashy. Ridge howls in pain when he cuts his hand on a broken vase.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3747 :15x235 - Ep. #3747

Mar/04/2002
Rick tries to stop the bleeding. When Ridge realizes he can't feel his hand, he finally lets Rick take him to the hospital. Stephanie tells Massimo that Forrester won't survive without Ridge, but Massimo points out that Ridge will survive without Forrester. He urges Stephanie to leave Eric and start over with him. Stephanie attempts to call Ridge, but Amber answers and informs her about the accident. Massimo offers to take Stephanie to the hospital. The doctor tells Rick that Ridge is out of surgery, but it's too soon to give a prognosis because there was considerable nerve and bone damage. Ridge orders Rick out of his room. As the doctor examines him, Ridge is unable to move his fingers. Stephanie rushes in. Ridge wonders what happened to Eric and why he turned on them. Tony fills Sally in about what happened at Forrester. He thinks that Ridge could get a job anywhere but adds that Stephanie won't leave because she's married to Eric. Sally wonders about Stephanie's other option. She warns Tony that something is about to happen at Forrester that is worse than any of Brooke's scandals. When Amber notifies Eric about the fight, Eric wants to know which hand Ridge damaged. Deacon hopes Ridge's hand will be okay and wonders what is going on at the hospital. Eric apologizes to Ridge and assures him that he wants Deacon out of the company no matter what Brooke says. Ridge notes to Eric that he's not leaving the hospital with him and he's never going back to Forrester. Stephanie adds that she's not going home either. Eric is shocked when Massimo says that they're going home with him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3748 :15x236 - Ep. #3748

Mar/05/2002
Ridge tells Eric that there's nothing to discuss. He and Stephanie are leaving with Massimo and Eric has to accept it just as Ridge has had to accept what happened at the Board meeting. Ridge assures Eric that he's been a great father and teacher, and thanks him for everything. Ridge and Massimo give Stephanie and Eric some time alone. Eric promises Stephanie they can work things out and that he needs her. Stephanie insists that his loyalties lie with Brooke and his children with her. Both are in tears as Eric begs Stephanie not to do this. Amber insists that she wasn't responsible for what happened to Ridge, but Bridget believes she was the catalyst. Amber has no sympathy for Ridge and informs Bridget the company needed some new blood anyway. Josh comes up from the cutting room and announces that Amber’s going to be a big success and that all the sewers are crazy about her designs. Kristen is concerned when she hears that Massimo is at the hospital with Stephanie and Ridge. Thorne insists that Massimo’s not a threat and Stephanie would never fall for him. Eric accuses Massimo of planning what happened and wants to know what he offered Ridge. He tells Massimo that if he's half the man he claims to be, he won't tear Eric's family apart. As Massimo, Stephanie and Ridge get in the elevator together, Eric begs Ridge and Stephanie not to leave him, but the elevator doors close, leaving Eric alone.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3749 :15x237 - Ep. #3749

Mar/06/2002
Brooke stresses to Deacon that Bridget can never know the truth and they have to protect her at all costs. She tearfully asserts that she can't let Whip destroy her daughter. Deacon embraces Brooke as Bridget walks in. They cover, informing Bridget that Brooke is upset about Ridge. Bridget wants to get to know Whip better and tells Brooke and Deacon that she's arranged for the four of them to go out to dinner together tonight. When Brooke protests, Bridget wonders why Whip seems to be such a problem to her. Joy is shocked when Whip reveals that Brooke is pregnant by her own son-in-law. Whip explains that he plans to save Brooke's reputation, and Brooke will be helping them with their lifestyle. He assures his mother that this is the chance of a lifetime, and they're shifting into life in the fast lane. Amber is thrilled when three models come in wearing her trendy first designs. The models confess how much they love the outfits. Whip points out that he stood up for Brooke at the press conference. Brooke concedes that he helped her out and expresses her appreciation. He agrees to discuss where they go from here. He notes that he wants triple his salary, a company car and a house. Whip advises Brooke that he's through dancing to her tune and now he wants a little respect. Bridget tells Deacon that they have to make sure the father of Brooke's baby is a part of her life. Deacon warns her that Whip is an opportunist who has taken advantage of Brooke and not to go anywhere near him.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Mary Kay Wulf as Joy Jones
Writer: Bradley Bell

3750 :15x238 - Ep. #3750

Mar/07/2002
Deacon looks through Whip's appointment book. Bridget is upset that she and Deacon haven't made love in more than a month, especially when she realizes Deacon hasn't even noticed how long it's been. Whip informs Brooke that as a Forrester executive and the father of her child, he has an image to polish. He wants to help her, but she's got to help him, too. Whip promises to take good care of Brooke and the baby. Bridget can't understand why Brooke and Deacon aren't enthusiastic about her plans for dinner, but Whip is very pleased with the idea. Bridget confides in Brooke about her lack of intimacy with Deacon. Bridget wonders if she's doing something wrong and asks Brooke for some suggestions because she's the expert. Bridget is amused by Brooke obvious embarrassment over discussing sex with her. Amber confesses to Rick that she's never been this happy and wonders if it's going to change. Deacon isn't happy when Brooke reveals that their dinner with Bridget and Whip is on again. Brooke is sure that Whip knows the truth. Deacon realizes the situation is out of control when Brooke tells him about Whip's demands for a house, a raise and a car. Brooke feels that they don't have a choice, but Deacon wants Whip out of Brooke's life. He confronts Whip, hurling the lamp off his desk. Deacon reminds Whip that he warned him not to cross the line with Brooke, and, now that he has, he's going to pay.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3751 :15x239 - Ep. #3751

Mar/08/2002
Bridget turns to Amber for advice, and asks her what could be going on in Deacon's life that would make him forget about their sex life. Amber suggests she give Deacon a little inspiration. Bridget pulls out a teddy and asks if Amber thinks it will do the trick. Whip realizes that Deacon went through his desk. He assures Deacon that he's not blackmailing Brooke, just negotiating. Whip wonders what would have happened to Bridget if he hadn't stepped forward as the father of Brooke's baby. Whip tells Deacon that his wife, his lover and his baby are all depending on Whip, so Deacon had better start treating him with respect. Deacon calls Whip a self-serving con artist. Whip warns Deacon not to keep pushing him or the truth just might slip out. Brooke informs Megan that Whip knows the truth. She's worried about Deacon confronting Whip, but is sure that Deacon is too aware of what's at stake to give Whip more ammunition. Brooke is nervous about the dinner, but Megan points out that Whip may be ambitious, but he saved Brooke's life at the press conference and asks why he would ruin it now. Amber quizzes Megan about whether Brooke ever talks about Deacon and wonders if she’s has noticed anything strange about his attitude lately. At the Café Russe, Deacon admits that he's been preoccupied lately, and Bridget suggests that he make it up to her tonight. When Whip and Brooke join them, Bridget declares that there's something mysterious going on between them and by the end of the evening, she's going to know exactly what it is.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3752 :15x240 - Ep. #3752

Mar/11/2002
When Whip reveals to Bridget that he and Brooke found it more exciting to keep their romance a secret, Bridget says that it was like that for Deacon and her in the beginning too. Whip spins a tale about getting to know Brooke in Paris. Bridget eats it up, especially when Whip tells Brooke he loves her and kisses her. Whip informs Bridget that he knows things about Brooke that would shock her. Deacon is not amused. Whip assures Bridget that his relationship with Brooke is as solid and real as hers is with Deacon. Taylor is confused when Stephanie admits that she and Massimo were never really apart because part of Massimo has always been with her. Taylor notes to Stephanie that Eric needs her, but Stephanie feels that she wasn't his priority. When Eric lets Rick know that Massimo was at the hospital egging Ridge and Stephanie on, Rick puts it together that it was Massimo's intent all along to cause problems in Eric's marriage and between Eric and Ridge. Eric tells Rick that Massimo thinks Eric doesn't appreciate Stephanie, but he's about to find out how wrong he is. Rick doesn't believe the marriage is over and is sure Stephanie misses Eric. Taylor is intrigued when Massimo comes by and gazes at Stephanie and Ridge playing with the children. Stephanie is alarmed when Massimo confesses to her he's about to reveal to Ridge that he's his father. Alone at the house, Eric realizes how empty it must have been for Stephanie. He calls her and assures her that while he may have two families, there is only one love of his life. He implores her to come home.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3753 :15x241 - Ep. #3753

Mar/12/2002
When Stephanie doesn't respond right away, Eric asks if Massimo is there with her. Eric asks Stephanie not to throw away a life that means so much to them. Massimo suggests making the transition easier for all of them by taking Stephanie, Ridge, Taylor and the kids to his yacht in Portofino. Ridge and Taylor can't, but they encourage Stephanie to go ahead. Stephanie declines because there is too much unresolved. She assures Massimo that she's not afraid of her future, but she can't be happy about the change knowing what Eric's going through right now. Eric finds the picture of Stephanie and Massimo in Stephanie's day planner and wonders what the real story is between them. On the dance floor, Brooke accuses Whip of going out of his way to make her uncomfortable by threatening her relationship with Bridget. Whip explains that Deacon is driving him crazy and he can't help but act out when he's around him. Whip insists that he doesn't want to hurt Bridget. He just wants Brooke to help him the way he's helping her, but he insists that extortion is the wrong word. Bridget happily notes that Brooke is starting to loosen up. Deacon tries to convince Brooke that Whip is after more than money. As they leave, Deacon warns Whip that if he touches a hair on Brooke's head, he'll hunt Whip down. Whip advises Brooke to move on and leave Deacon behind. He adds that he wants to be there for her in every way.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3754 :15x242 - Ep. #3754

Mar/13/2002
Bridget appears in the leather pants she wore the night they met and starts to seduce Deacon. She is irritated when he interrupts to answer the phone, and tearfully asks him what's really going on because she deserves to know the truth. Deacon denies that he's having an affair. Brooke finally agrees to let Whip come in and he gives her a foot massage. He says that his job now is meeting her needs, but Brooke informs him emphatically that they won't be having sex. Whip disagrees and points out that she's the reason why he can't have sex with anyone else now. Brooke refuses to sleep with Whip just to prove that she's over Deacon. Whip insists that it's because she's not really over him. She's still having an affair of the heart, and that's not fair to anyone. When Deacon calls, Brooke advises him to make Bridget his priority now. She adds that she plans to move on with her life. She bids him good-bye, then hangs up in tears. Whip assures her that she did the right thing and has given Bridget a fighting chance to save her marriage. Bridget comes out to apologize to Deacon, and he kisses her passionately. After they make love, Bridget assures Deacon that he doesn't have to worry about Brooke. Clarke looks at the photo of Brooke and Whip and tells Tony that Brooke clearly isn't in love with him.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3755 :15x243 - Ep. #3755

Mar/18/2002
Kristen informs Eric that, according to Tony, Sally is obsessed with winning the heart of Massimo Marone. Sally locks the door and starts kissing Massimo. She realizes that he can't make love to her because of Stephanie. When Sally hears that not only have Stephanie and Ridge left Eric but they left the hospital with Massimo, Sally slaps him in the face. She accuses Massimo of using her and pretending to care so she wouldn't reveal his secret. She warns him that he's going to pay dearly. Taylor assures Stephanie that they'll get through this, but Stephanie knows that life will never be the same for Eric, Ridge or her. When Amber tells Ridge that he needs an attitude adjustment, Ridge says that she'll never amount to anything at Forrester. Amber demands he leave because they don't need him, then backpedals, suggesting that he could help her as a mentor and teacher. Ridge insists that the company is headed for disaster and he hopes Amber and Rick get exactly what they deserve. Brooke and Eric hear that Ridge is in the building to pick up the rest of his things. They head to his office, aware that Amber is working in there. Brooke admits to Ridge that they don't want him to leave. Ridge reminds them that their vision of Forrester Creations is different than his, so it's best that he goes because they could never work together. The Forrester employees assemble with gifts. He confesses that they were the best to work with, but now it's time for him to say good-bye. As he leaves alone, Ridge recalls his days at Forrester.

Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3756 :15x244 - Ep. #3756

Mar/19/2002
Massimo insists that he wasn't using Sally, but she wants him to admit that Stephanie was the woman he wanted to end up with. She warns him that her broken heart is going to be a big problem for Stephanie and him. Sally informs Massimo that she's going to visit an old friend and give him some bad news. Taylor senses that there is more going on and asks Stephanie what she's holding back. Eric assures Ridge that he didn't betray him and it was never his intent to get Ridge out of the company. He asks Ridge to come back and promises him that someday he will run Forrester. Ridge doesn't think Eric can deliver on that promise. Eric implores that he'd do anything to change Ridge's mind. He tells Ridge that he loves him and apologizes for the pain he's caused. Eric and Ridge embrace. Ridge explains to Stephanie and Taylor that he and Eric had a good talk, but Ridge can't go back and work at Forrester. Sally notes to Eric that he took away her daughter by bringing Brooke Logan into their lives. Now Sally is going to take away one of Eric's sons. She admits to him that it's more than a scandal; it's justice. Sally says that she has some very bad news for him. Massimo reveals to Stephanie how Sally found out about Ridge's paternity by eavesdropping at the restaurant. He explains what happened earlier and adds that he's afraid Sally has gone to see Eric.


Source: CBS
Writer: Bradley Bell

3757 :15x245 - Ep. #3757

Mar/20/2002
Taylor informs Ridge that Stephanie and Massimo rushed out together. They wonder what the two of them are hiding. Taylor is saddened to think that Eric's dream of having Ridge take over the company can't come true after all his hard work and sacrifice. Ridge reminds Taylor that Eric may have lost him as a CEO, but he hasn't lost him as a son. Stephanie and Massimo burst in and try to get Sally to leave, but Sally insists that she's not going anywhere until she finishes what she has to say. Massimo tries to divert Eric’s attention by telling Eric that Sally's there to warn him about Massimo’s love for Stephanie. Eric insists Stephanie and Sally leave. Sally gives them five minutes and tells Stephanie that their delay tactic isn't going to work. Today, Sally is going to avenge all the torment Stephanie brought on her, and there's nothing Stephanie can do to stop her. Sally is dubious when Stephanie insists that she didn't know that Ridge was Massimo's son. Stephanie begs Sally not to reveal it to Eric, but Sally insists it's poetic justice. Eric senses the reason Massimo is there has to do with Sally. He reveals to Massimo that Sally threatened one of his children. Massimo covers, thinking on his feet, explaining that they would be devastated by the situation. Eric assures Massimo that he will never have Stephanie. Tony, Kristen and Darla explain to Clarke about Eric and Stephanie's separation and Sally's feelings for Massimo.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Shannon Bradley as Catherine
Writer: Bradley Bell

3758 :15x246 - Ep. #3758

Mar/21/2002
Stephanie begs Sally not to do this to her family. She implores Sally not to rob Ridge's children of their name and their relatives just because Stephanie stole Sally's boyfriend. Sally tells Stephanie to give it up. Sally knows that she has everything that's important to Stephanie in the palm of her hand and Stephanie would do just about anything to keep her quiet. Stephanie confirms that she would do anything Sally wants to protect her family. Sally is intrigued with the idea. Whip confides in his mother that he and Brooke really hit it off last night. He wonders if a woman like Brooke could really be interested in a man like him. He daydreams about a future with Brooke and their baby. Eric tells Massimo that what he's doing is despicable and swears that there's nothing he can do to tear this family apart. He asks Massimo to leave so he can hear what Sally has to say. Sally claims it was just a misunderstanding that she and Stephanie have now straightened out. Eric orders Sally and Massimo out of the house. Sally tells Stephanie that she finally has her right where she wants her. Stephanie accuses her of extortion, but Sally calls it payback. She orders Stephanie to be at her house at nine a.m. tomorrow.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Mary Kay Wulf as Joy Jones
Writer: Bradley Bell

3759 :15x247 - Ep. #3759

Mar/22/2002
Stephanie informs Massimo that if she doesn't show up at Sally's, she'll go straight to Eric, but Massimo insists that Stephanie will lose all her power the minute she walks through Sally's door. Stephanie knows that Sally wants her to suffer but tries to reassure Massimo that she'll be fine. Sally confesses to Darla that she's discovered Stephanie's deepest darkest secret. Deacon explains to Amber that he has a promotion plan for her designs. He introduces Claudia and Nikki, two of Barker's Beauties from The Price is Right, who are followed in by Bob Barker himself. Amber is ecstatic and admits to Bob what a fan she is of the show. Deacon explains that they've worked it out to feature her outfits on The Price is Right. The models love the clothes, and Rick agrees to pitch the idea to their CEO. Amber is thrilled that millions of people are going to see her work. Deacon praises that they're going to have a great collection all by themselves and who needs Ridge! Taylor tries to keep Ridge positive about the damage to his hand. When Ridge asks the doctor if he'll be able to draw again, the doctor admits there are no guarantees because of the seriousness of the injury. When the doctor examines his hand and Ridge feels pain, Ridge questions if that's a good sign, but he is panicked when he discovers that he can't hold a pen. When Stephanie arrives at Sally's, Sally hands her a maid's uniform and says that as of right now, Stephanie is her servant.


Source: CBS
Guest Stars: Claudia Jordan as Herself | Bob Barker as Himself | Nikki Schieler Ziering as Herself
Writer: Bradley Bell
Warning: The Bold and the Beautiful guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Soaps
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 01:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: March 23, 1987
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