Bold and Beautiful Recaps
B&B Week of August 2, 2010
Brooke crouched over Stephanie, trying to rouse her. "Get your hands on me," Stephanie griped, before calling 911 for herself and claiming Brooke pushed her. Brooke helped her crabby mother-in-law up and realized she was going to "play this to the hilt." Later, at the hospital, Brooke explained the situation to Ridge and then Stephanie accused Brooke of pushing her. "I hardly even touched her!" Brooke huffed in the hallway, explaining to Ridge that Stephanie was now influencing Hope. In Stephanie's room, the doctor noted Steph's CT scans had come back fine, but wanted to keep her overnight for observation. Ridge said he'd keep his mom company and told Brooke to head home, since they couldn't resolve the Hope situation right now. Alone, Ridge made it clear to Stephanie that he's going to be married to Brooke for the rest of his life and he wants his mom to respect her.
At Jackie M, Aggie marveled over the cover of a magazine touting the big Brooke scandal and asked Nick for his thoughts on Brooke. Then, Nick was shocked to hear that Whip was overseeing a new Jackie/Owen photo shoot he'd pulled the plug on. At the shoot, Owen was covered in white powder and not much else. Nearby, Amber told Bridget how good her brother was looking lately and the two women chatted about Amber fitting in at Jackie M. "I think Nick wants you back!" Amber confided. Furious Nick then stormed in, wondering why Whip and the gang had moved forward with the shoot. He was all bent out of shape about the whole Bridget/Owen/Jackie thing, insisting everyone's livelihood would suffer if the secret leaked. He wanted to retire the lovey-dovey Jackie and Owen photo shoots before it did. "I just want to make sure that your reality checks don't bounce," he said to Jackie. Sans Nick, Whip and Aggie noted their boss had a point. They had to "anticipate" and "defuse" the impending PR disaster. Bridget, meanwhile, went down to Nick's office, where he devastated her by saying he couldn't afford to open his heart to her anymore.
Jackie told Whip to keep to the "no comment"s about their in-house drama and gave him a few more salient tips for the press. "This child will have no lack of family...you tell them that," she advised. As Owen wiped off his white powder, Amber offered to help. "Down, girl!" Jackie warned. Back in Nick's office, he and Aggie talked about Jackie and then Aggie assured him that she loves him and just wants good things for him. Bridget walked in on them looking all couple-y.
Bridget asked Nick and Aggie if something was going on and didn't even need them to answer; she concluded in the affirmative herself. Aggie tried to explain their newly sexual relationship as "two people comforting each other" like Bridget and Owen had, but Bridget torpedoed the comparison. Realizing her reconciliation attempts were all for naught, she apologized for the interruption and left. At Jackie's, she and Owen discussed Nick not being able to handle their "little arrangement" and they were all giddy when a bassinet was delivered for the baby. They worried about Bridget and Nick. Jackie feared Nick would never accept co-parenting Owen's child. Back at Jackie M, Aggie comforted Nick, noting Bridget had lost a really good man. Nick then vented about Bridget, Owen and Jackie's weird arrangement, apologizing for involving Aggie. Aggie again praised how good he is, noting she doesn't want to be one of his mistakes. He assured her she isn't. They discussed the strength of their connection and kissed passionately. A depressed Bridget came home, where Jackie and Owen surprised her with the bassinet. She told them Nick had moved on with someone else: Aggie. "Now, all I have is my baby," she sighed, hugging her stomach. "And you have us," Owen assured, hugging her. "You two are exceptional!" Bridget raved to him and Jackie. They all clasped hands as Jackie wished for a "happily ever after."
Steffy was staggered by Taylor signing over her shares of Forrester. Taylor hoped it would heal some of the wounds and hugged Steffy when she opened up about Ridge firing her. They then kvetched about Brooke. Steffy wasn't sure about accepting her stepmother, but she was determined to clear her name and regain Ridge's trust. Later, Steffy introduced Ed (Reginald VelJohnson) and Liam to Taylor, and Ed presented his findings. Liam squirmed as Ed concluded Steffy's voice had been altered on the tribute and it was a very sophisticated job. Liam asked to talk to Steffy alone, and she said she couldn't get past this tribute debacle. She had to get her father back. Still looking guilty, Liam promised to help her in any way he could.
Hope couldn't get the image of Brooke and Oliver having sex out of her mind. Brooke paid her daughter a visit and apologized again. Brooke didn't think Hope should be staying in Stephanie's guest house. Brooke urged Hope to talk to "somebody." Hope opened the closet door and out tumbled a bunch of masks from "that night." "Everything reminds me of that night," Hope admitted, adding that she wants to give Oliver another chance.
Taylor couldn't believe Ridge was treating his own daughter so badly and vowed that Brooke would not destroy her family.
Steffy paid a visit to Oliver and overheard him leaving a desperate phone message for Hope. Steffy said that both her and Oliver's life had been turned upside down by Brooke. Oliver hoped that Hope would forgive Brooke, but Steffy continued to blame Brooke for their troubles. Oliver reminded Steffy that she got fired because of what happened at the tribute. Steffy insisted she was not a part of that debacle. Oliver wondered if he really ever knew Hope, though he added he wasn't going to give up on her. Steffy told him that Hope was staying at Stephanie's guest house. Oliver headed out to find her.
Oliver interrupted the conversation between Hope and Brooke. "We've got to work this out," he pleaded. Hope flashed to the image of Oliver and Brooke having sex and wanted them to leave immediately.
Taylor told Stephanie that she turned over her percentage of the company to Steffy and hadn't told Ridge. Stephanie thought this might create a lot of tension between Ridge and Steffy.
Brooke told her daughter she was there for her. "I love you. Don't you ever forget it," she said as she headed out the door. Brooke showed up at Stephanie's house and asked her to tell Hope to leave the guest house. Taylor started to lecture Brooke. "This is no little mistake. This is a biggie," Stephanie said. Taylor reminded them that this incident would have long-lasting effects on Hope. "She just suffered a severe trauma," Taylor added. "She may not be able to trust men ever again."
Oliver tried to engage Hope in a conversation about what happened. Oliver said he wanted to know everything that Hope was thinking, but she refused. "It's gross," she said. "Let me erase those images," Oliver begged. Oliver took Hope in her arms and assured her that they would get through this. "Please give me a chance. I love you so much," he added as they started to kiss. Hope remembered that night at her party and pulled away. "I can't. It's ruined," she said sadly.
Oliver struggled to make amends with Hope while at the Forrester guesthouse. Hope said that what happened will always be between them and that they really have nothing left. When Hope mentioned the hordes of reporters and the mockery she's become, Oliver suggested they run away together until the entire scandal blows over. She was briefly tempted until thoughts of Oliver and Brooke flashed through her mind. As Oliver continued to explain their need to be together, Hope became lost in thought. An idea struck and she grabbed a box from the closet. She told Oliver she had to go to the main house and would call him in a few minutes.
At the main house, Brooke got a lecture from Stephanie, Taylor and Steffy. Taylor said that Hope needs help, but certainly not from Brooke. Stephanie remarked that Brooke has not changed since she first set foot in the Forrester house. Brooke berated the women for their vendetta against the Logans, vowed to help her daughter, and left. Stephanie, Taylor and Steffy continued to discuss Brooke's behavior when Hope stormed through the door and said she needed to use the living room. The three women were confused but excused themselves and left Hope alone there.
Upstairs, Taylor explained to Stephanie that Hope was probably returning to "the scene of the crime" to make sense of the situation and commemorate the loss and pain she had experienced.
Meanwhile, Brooke arrived home to find a shirtless Ridge and a candlelit bedroom. He advised his wife not to push too hard to help Hope right now. He explained that he's forgiven her because he was able to see the Oliver incident for what it really was. Brooke realized that Steffy was right; she stole this moment from Hope and now her daughter would always have terrible memories associated with her first love and her high school graduation.
Back in the Forrester living room, Hope turned off all the lamps and put on some Daddy Yankee. She set up a small disco ball and took her graduation party dress and mask out of the box. Hope then called a confused Oliver and told him to come to the main house. Oliver arrived to find Hope in her music video ensemble. She welcomed him to her graduation party and handed him a white mask.
In the Forrester living room, Oliver put on the white mask at Hope's urging. She asked him to dance.
Upstairs, Stephanie and Taylor planned to talk to Hope and help her after her alone time in the living room. The Forrester ladies then heard her loud music coming from downstairs. Taylor went to investigate and informed Stephanie that Hope appeared to be recreating her graduation party. They feared she might have a nervous breakdown.
Brooke asked Ridge if Stephanie was right; is she really "a human wrecking ball?" Ridge assured her that despite any and all craziness, she is a good person and that Hope would eventually accept the incident as a "silly Logan mistake." As Ridge guaranteed his wife that everything would work out, Brooke's phone rang. Taylor told her to come over because she was worried about Hope.
Hope led Oliver out onto the terrace and asked how he could have possibly mistaken her for Brooke. Even if they looked similar, Hope would never have wanted to do something like that. She was appalled to learn that Oliver and Brooke did not even use protection and accused him of knowing it wasn't her. Oliver maintained that it was a mistake. Brooke arrived and was shocked to see Hope in her graduation dress. Hope told her mother to leave, but together Brooke and Oliver begged her for forgiveness.