Bold and Beautiful Recaps
B&B Week of July 19, 2010
At home, Brooke was thrilled when Ridge forgave her for sleeping with Oliver. He noted that he's still not happy about what went down. He asked if Oliver knew about the mix-up. Brooke confirmed that he did, but had been horrified about what had happened. Ridge was not happy with Oliver, but Brooke defended the teen. Ridge feared what would happen if the truth came out. Brooke informed him that Steffy wanted Oliver to dump Hope and start seeing her. She noted that Steffy would never be through with blackmailing her. Ridge offered to talk to his daughter for her.
Outside, Oliver wondered if Ridge kept a gun. Hope didn't understand why he was asking this. He wished she weren't leaving. She told him that she doesn't want to go to Boston. After, Hope joined her mom and asked why Brooke was crying. Meanwhile, Ridge confronted a terrified Oliver and made him promise that Hope would never hear about what happened between Oliver and Brooke. Oliver agreed. Ridge punched him in the stomach and said that he will let Oliver know when his daughter is ready for sex. Later, Brooke, Hope and Oliver enjoyed ice cream by the pool. Oliver praised Ridge to them and Brooke looked relieved. Hope wished that she could be friends with Steffy again.
At Forrester, Rick was surprised to find Steffy in his office. She told him to take Brooke's office. Rick asked how she managed to get Brooke to quit and wondered if her vendetta against Brooke and Hope had to do with him. Steffy stated that she'd slept with Rick so that she could take something from Brooke, but now she had better methods. Rick was surprised to see this vengeful side of her. Later, Ridge went to see Steffy and gave her Donna's 12.5 percent and named her vice president of the company. Turns out, it was just a daydream.
Ridge visited Steffy for real and she showed him her new office. He told her that Brooke had been honest with him about everything. She assumed that he was leaving Brooke, but he said that he's staying with her. Steffy was shocked. Ridge demanded that he stop blackmailing Brooke and Oliver.
Ridge confronted Steffy about her blackmail against Brooke and said that his wife is returning to Forrester. Steffy was livid and recalled how Brooke and the Logans had ruined their family in the past. Ridge assured Steffy that he's proud of her, but added that he wasn't proud of his daughter's recent behavior. Steffy retorted that he's always looked the other way when it came to Brooke. Ridge defended Brooke, but Steffy stated that Brooke had betrayed him and Hope. "Brooke can't even control her libido," Steffy noted. Ridge refused to let Steffy make a scandal out of it and said that he was more upset over Oliver having had unprotected sex with the person whom he'd thought was Hope. He implored Steffy to keep quiet about the affair, and she promised to not say anything. Still, she refused to give Brooke the benefit of the doubt. Ridge wanted them to get along and instructed her to put together a tribute to Brooke, welcoming her back to the company. "Brooke is my wife and you have to stop fighting her," he stated. Steffy promised to try and seemed genuinely contrite about letting him down.
Hope told Brooke that she didn't want to go to school in Boston and prefered to stay in L.A. near her loved ones. Hope then got a call from the recuiter and stepped away. Brooke asked how Oliver was doing; he wondered how Ridge was dealing with Steffy. Oliver filled her in on his encounter with Ridge. Hope soon returned and again stated that she doesn't want to go to college. Brooke was thrilled.
Nick took Aggie out on his boat. He treated her to a "fancy" dinner of chicken in a bucket. She revealed that she's a vegetarian, so he ordered a veggie pizza for her instead. She called him her "hero" for everything he's done for her. They discussed Owen and Bridget; Nick didn't think that Jackie and Owen's marriage would last. He joked about being bad at relationships, but Aggie didn't buy it. She revealed that she hadn't been with a man since she'd been attacked and thanked Nick for helping her be free of her fear. They reached across the table to hold hands. She lamented that it had been years since she'd been held and wondered when she'd be ready to be intimate with a man again. Nick believed she would be with the right person. Nick stroked her cheek and embraced her. They then kissed passionately.
Ridge returned home and filled in Brooke on his talk with Steffy. He assured her that her secret — that she slept with Oliver — is safe. Brooke regretted not telling Ridge about her mistake sooner, but was relieved that they could put this behind them. She didn't think that making Steffy create a tribute to her was a good idea, but Ridge was determined to make Steffy forgive her. Later, Brooke and Ridge had sex and Brooke declared that they're perfectly matched. She wished that the rest of Ridge's family could see it. He was certain that Steffy would eventually come around. Brooke thanked him for saving her relationship with Hope and her reputation. He was sure that Steffy wouldn't leak the secret.
Oliver went to Forrester, where Steffy complained that her plan backfired. She shared that she now had to put together a tribute to Brooke. Oliver revealed that Ridge had punched him in the stomach. Steffy was upset with the way her father had treated her, but was so willing to forgive Brooke. She feared that her father would get hurt by Brooke again. Meanwhile, Liam came across a recording of Steffy and Ridge discussing Brooke's tryst. He went online to see who these people were and realized that he'd stumbled onto something big. His boss interrupted and wanted to hear the rest of the recording, noting that the Forresters are important people. He assured Liam that he'd take care of it.
On Nick's boat, Aggie told Nick that she wanted to be with him. He promised to take things slowly and carefully unzipped her dress. They soon fell into bed together. Later, Aggie enjoyed the afterglow and thanked Nick for giving her something to reach for. Nick replied that they needed each other.
Liam's boss again listened to the recording of Ridge and Steffy, intrigued.... Ridge vowed that no one else would find out what happened between Brooke and Oliver.
At Forrester, Steffy worked on her tribute to Brooke. Hope stopped by and Steffy told her that Ridge is making her put it together. Hope informed her that she's not going to Boston, after all and asked if they could try to get along. She wished that they could be friends, but Steffy replied that there's a lot that she doesn't know. After, Brooke thanked Steffy for keeping quiet about her and Oliver, but Steffy replied that she was keeping mum only because Ridge was making her. Brooke noted that Steffy's power over her has ended. Steffy revealed that she was up all night working on the presentation. Brooke wished that they could fix their relationship. Steffy agreed to give it a try.
Ridge called Stephanie into his office and told her that Brooke is going to be staying at Forrester. Steph was not pleased to hear this, but Ridge wanted to be a part of a business where people support each other. Stephanie started to argue with him, but he told her that it was done. Later, Hope asked Stephanie if she could put in a good word to Steffy about Hope and Brooke. Steph didn't think she had that much influence, but Ridge thought it was a good idea for her to talk to his daughter. He was later pleased to see Steffy and Brooke having a civil conversation. They promised that there would be no more drama. Ridge was proud of his daughter for coming around.
At Spencer, Liam's boss made sure that Liam hadn't touched the recording of Steffy and Ridge, but Liam wasn't too comfortable having the recording in their possession. They then got an e-mail that there would be an announcement about Brooke. Liam noted that the conversation was private and wanted to return it to Forrester, but his boss kept telling the intern not to worry about it. He suggested that Liam do something to get Bill Spencer to notice him. The boss then managed to get access to Steffy's files. Liam asked what he planned to do with this information. The boss found the tribute to Brooke and edited in the incriminating conversation between Steffy and Ridge that revealed Brooke and Oliver's tryst.
Amber surprised Rick by visiting him at the gym. He was happy to see her. She asked about the mystery announcement regarding his mother. Rick wished they could hang out, but explained that he needed to be at this press conference. She informed him that Little Eric is in private school and she's working at Jackie M -- but added that Bridget isn't happy to have her around. She wondered if Ridge was caught in the middle of Hope and Steffy. He confided in her how tense everything has been and stated that he missed Amber. She was pleased to note that they're both single and recalled how hot they were together. They then kissed and he thanked her for stopping by.
At Forrester, Ridge and Brooke kissed and celebrated her truce with Steffy and Brooke's return to the company. Brooke wondered if she'd really keep the secret that Brooke slept with Oliver, but Ridge trusted his daughter.
Hope and Oliver also celebrated Hope's decision to stay in L.A. Hope was optimistic that she and Steffy could be friends.
Stephanie asked Steffy what she had on Brooke, but Steffy wouldn't say. Stephanie wanted to see the video, but they were called away before Steffy could play it for her.... Liam wanted to return the laptop to Forrester. His boss, Barber, told him about finding Steffy's video tribute to Brooke and mentioned that he did some "embellishing." He sent Liam to the press conference about Brooke. Barber then did some more editing on the video.... Stephanie and Steffy joined Ridge, Brooke and Hope. Steffy declared that the video came out well.
Rick and Amber continued to flirt at the gym. She recalled the "hot times" that they enjoyed together, but didn't think that his family would welcome her back as he had. He didn't care. "You've grown up real well, Rick Forrester," she smiled.
Later, the press conference began and Amber surprised everyone with her entrance. Thorne greeted her warmly.... Liam arrived and met Pam, Taylor, Eric and Stephanie.... Brooke thanked Steffy for putting the tribute together and reiterated that she wanted this to be a new beginning for them. They hugged, though Steffy didn't look entirely happy.... Steffy took the stage and began her tribute. Hope joined Steffy and announced that she's staying in town for college and that the Hope For The Future line is not being abandoned. She then thanked Brooke for her help and praised her for being a wonderful mother. In the audience, Liam was nervous, but Barber told him to just sit back and watch. The tribute started with Steffy calling Brooke a "powerful force" in fashion. She reminded the audience how Brooke created her formula, BeLieF, as well as the Brooke's Bedroom line. A bunch of shots featuring Brooke and Hope were shown next, as Steffy narrated Brooke’s good qualities. Steffy's voice was then heard as she revealed that Brooke slept with Oliver at Hope's graduation party. The crowd and the paparazzi went wild as the video ended with the word "Scandal" planted across the screen. Brooke was humiliated; Steffy was shocked; Hope looked devastated.