Friday, March 07, 2014, Episode #6778
At Forrester, Hope and Ridge anxiously wait for word from Brooke or Katie. Hope wonders if her mom will even believe Katie. Ridge thinks he should be there to help explain, but Hope tells him to wait for his chance since she understands why Katie wanted to talk to her sister alone first.
Ridge assures Hope that he cares about Brooke and had every reason to believe things would work with Brooke this time, but Hope counters that he had a very big reason why it wouldn't. Though she believes Ridge cares about Brooke, Hope doesn't think that's enough anymore, so she feels it's better for Ridge and Katie to be upfront with their feelings. Ridge thanks her for giving him and Katie time to figure things out, noting that it couldn't have been easy for her. She says that it wasn't, but it was the right thing to do, even if her mom might not agree. Ridge and Hope try to discuss work, but Ridge grows distracted and decides to head over to Katie's so Katie won't have to face Brooke alone.
Quinn enters Rick's office and is thrilled to see Wyatt, back from Paris. Wyatt cheerfully reports that he and Hope had a great time in romantic Paris, and Thorne liked his ideas for the Stephanie Forrester Collection.
When his mom asks what he did besides work, Wyatt reveals that he and Hope grew even closer, to the point where Hope now feels like she can confide in him. Quinn asks what Hope confided about. Wyatt insists that Hope's fine, but Quinn presses him, so he divulges that Brooke has some issues, but they don't affect him or Hope, and the important thing is that Hope is able to lean on him. Quinn asks about the rest of the trip. Wyatt says that it was almost flawless, but Aly was a bit "different." Quinn asks what he means. Wyatt explains that Aly walked in on him and Hope and freaked out since she still sees Hope as chaste, or at least eternally committed to Liam. Quinn agrees that it sounds awkward. Wyatt says that Hope didn't let it bother her, but he worries that she has a lot on her plate right now. Quinn thinks it's a good thing Hope has him to support her. Wyatt scoffs that he doesn't do that much, but Quinn tells him not to sell himself short. Wyatt decides to find Hope and help her unwind. Quinn asks if he needs help, but Wyatt thinks he can handle this. Quinn reminds him that he's never too old to ask for his mom's help, but Wyatt says that in this case, he is, so he assures that he has things covered and turns to leave.
Pam enters the office as Wyatt exits. Quinn tells Pam to send some "welcome home" flowers to Hope and charge them to her account - or maybe Eric's since he won't mind, knowing they're from her.
Pam grimaces, but she leaves and returns soon after to report that the flowers are ordered. She then asks Quinn what Wyatt is up to with Stephanie's jewelry, wondering if he plans to swipe her sister's personal items for another heist. Quinn says, "Pam, why don't we just try..." but Pam cuts her off and says they're not doing anything together. Pam calls Quinn a fake and a phony who tried to cozy up to her and is now cozying up to Eric for her own personal benefit. Quinn asks Pam if she misses Chicago, which might be a better place for her, but Pam insists she's a California girl now. Quinn snipes that if Pam left, she'd miss her boyfriend, "Upchuck." Pam balks at the insult of Charlie, but Quinn taunts, "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck..." Pam calls Quinn a weirdo and warns her to be nicer, since Pam still has a tape of Wyatt that the authorities would love to see.
In the hall, Aly sees Pam and Quinn arguing; unable to hear, she hides behind a clothes rack and watches. In the office, Quinn hisses that Pam wouldn't dare snitch. Pam claims she's only keeping mum about Wyatt because he's a Forrester employee who Hope cares about, but the minute that's not true, she'll make sure he goes to jail.
After Quinn leaves, Aly enters the office and asks Pam what she and Quinn were talking about, since Aly observed them from outside. "Oh," Pam remarks. Aly explains that she has issues with Quinn and Wyatt, so she wondered if Pam did, too. Pam shrugs. Aly says that her instincts tell her the Fullers are no good. "Trust your instincts," Pam advises. Aly asks Pam what she knows about the Fullers.
Hope enters the steam room, having gotten a text from Wyatt to meet him there. He explains that he thought she needed to relax after she confided about her mom. Hope sighs that she does need to relax, but she doesn't want to talk about Brooke or Katie right now. They kiss passionately. As Wyatt massages her shoulders, Hope thanks him for being there for her. Wyatt promises to get her to a better place. "You already have," Hope sighs, and they kiss again.
At the Spencer mansion, Brooke breaks into laughter over Katie's confession of being in love with Ridge. Katie asks why she's laughing. Brooke thinks this crush is kind of cute and wants to tell Ridge about it, but Katie claims that Ridge already knows.
Thinking it must have been awkward to tell Ridge, Brooke guesses he was kind and let Katie down easily. When Katie doesn't respond, Brooke tells her not be embarrassed, since it's understandable that Katie would be attracted by Ridge's gallant show of support over the pain Brooke caused. Katie says it's more complicated than that. Brooke assumes Ridge's help and understanding after Katie's collapse at the wedding reinforced the crush in Katie's mind, but she doesn't feel threatened, since Katie is the last person she'd ever feel insecure about. Katie fumes that her sister would laugh at the thought of being insecure about her. Brooke claims it wasn't an insult, but she just never thought of Katie as... Katie assumes Brooke was about to say desirable, or competition, but Brooke says that's not it either, and it's just that this is Ridge. Katie takes that to mean that Brooke feels she's the only woman who'd be enough for Ridge.
Brooke tells Katie to calm down before she faints again, but Katie says that she didn't faint, and her collapse at the wedding was a lie. Brooke snaps, "What are you talking about? You ruined my wedding." "I know," Katie responds.
Confused, Brooke asks if Katie believes Ridge would return the feelings she has for him. Katie declares that Ridge has feelings for her. Brooke argues that this isn't something out of Katie's romance novels or poetry, but Katie yells, "He told me!" Brooke states that Ridge is practically her husband, but Katie notes that Brooke and Ridge are NOT married. Wanting to start her life with Ridge and their son, Brooke decides to leave before she says something she'll regret, and she tells Katie that they can pick this up later. Katie tells Brooke that she doesn't understand. Brooke insists that Ridge only feels compassion and friendship for Katie; Katie agrees that it was that way at first, but then she and Ridge spent more time together. Stating that Ridge was just being nice, Brooke shouts, "Oh, my God, how naive can you be?!" Ridge arrives, and Brooke tells him that Katie's not feeling well. Katie says she's fine, but Brooke won't accept that. Brooke tells Katie not to embarrass herself and offers to leave with Ridge so Katie can be alone. Katie tells Brooke not to leave until she understands. Brooke turns to Ridge, assuming he knows about Katie's feelings for him. He nods. Brooke thinks it's sweet, but Katie is turning it into nonsense. Ridge suggests they stay to talk about this.
Brooke turns to Katie and says she won't hold this against her, but Katie needs to accept that Ridge is just a friend, and is Brooke's husband. Katie says that Ridge isn't Brooke's husband and hasn't been in some time, and she explains that things have changed, and she and Ridge have changed, while Brooke has stayed the same. She adds that she and Ridge have learned a lot from the last year of hurt and betrayal and have better expectations for how they want to be loved. Brooke asks Ridge to tell Katie that this is ridiculous, and when he doesn't answer, she pleads, "Ridge, tell her!"
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