Tuesday, May 07, 2013, Episode #6566
In the park near Forrester, Katie urges a clearly shaken Brooke to tell her what's wrong. Brooke recalls Dr. Caspary telling her she's pregnant. Brooke and Katie return to Forrester, where Katie peppers her sister with questions about what's wrong and insists she won't accept any non-answers. Brooke sighs, "It doesn't happen just to you." Katie asks what that means. Brooke sobs, "Sometimes I feel like my life is over, too." Katie presumes this has to do with the menopause, since Donna told her, so she urges Brooke not to turn away from the people she loves like she did just because she feels lost. Donna arrives, immediately sensing something wrong. Katie invites Brooke to come home with her and spend time with Will, but Brooke refuses. Katie begs for the chance to take care of her big sister, who has been so good to her, but Brooke says she can't and rushes out to get some air since she's feeling sick.
Rick talks with Caroline in his office. She says that she's glad they had this talk. Rick says they haven't had it yet, but he urges her to be open and honest. She reminds him of his meeting with that finance guy, Chapman. Bill interrupts, so Rick tells Caroline to find out what her uncle wants while he goes to some meetings. Bill commends Caroline for her successful fundraiser and asks where Brooke is, since he needs information about what's going on to protect his investment in Forrester. Caroline asks how he protects his his acquisitions, since she's about to lose hers. Bill asks what she means, so she tells him about Maya Avant, a schemer and ex-con who is moving in on Rick and appealing to his need to protect the damsel in distress. Bill gets upset when Caroline explains that she's slept with Rick a few times, but isn't committing to her; he doesn't want to his niece treated like a friend with benefits and suggests that she protect her relationship with Rick by cutting the competition off at the knees. Caroline confides that she may have lost Rick by doing all the wrong things, since she sensed he was about to break up with her earlier before she cut him off. Bill tells her to know her enemy and offers her backup and moral support in teaching her to manage Rick's wandering eye, just like Stephanie did for Rick's dad for years. Caroline thanks Bill, telling him she'd be glad to have a father like him. After Caroline leaves, Bill calls Alison and tells her to round up Justin and get the scoop on an ex-con living in L.A. named Maya Avant. Soon after, he gets a call back from his trusted assistant with the information he needs.
At the Forrester Sky Lounge, Rick meets with finance guru Chapman and gets confused by all the budgets he has to look at. Chapman explains that he did one each for Thomas, Ridge and Eric before the one he is doing for Rick now. Rick asks for some current reports, so Chapman says he will get Casey on those and leaves. Maya appears. Rick asks where she's been, so she says she stopped by his office earlier, and he was busy... with his girlfriend. Rick admits that he has to be straight with her and Caroline, even though he's not sure what she saw or what it looked like. She points out that the world still sees Caroline as his girlfriend and someone who raised a lot of money, but he explains that the fundraiser was Caroline's way to hold onto something she felt slipping away. Maya counters that he hasn't slipped away yet, but he tells her he was about to breakup up with Caroline today when her obnoxious uncle showed up, and the opportunity was lost... for now. Maya indicates that she hasn't asked him to break up Caroline since she only wants him if that's what he wants. He thinks she knows what he wants by now, admitting he's the one who's making Caroline unhappy. She tells him to be with Caroline, since he has more in common with her, and because she doesn't want to see anyone hurt. Maya tells Rick that she assumed she'd be the one hurt. He says he's shown her how he feels, but she fears their relationship has never been quite real, and that people will question her with him. Rick tells her he's not concerned with what people ask since his family has been under a media microscope for years, so he wants Maya to ride through life with him. Maya tells him, "You make me want to be so good to you." He tells her to do it and they kiss.
Rick goes inside and goes to his dad's office, where Caroline is waiting. She apologizes for before. He asks if her uncle left. She says she's sorry for her uncle Bill, and for herself for being as awful as her uncle, and she hopes Rick can forgive her. Rick says it's not all her fault. Glad to hear him say that, she says she loves him and apologizes for acting like a snob and a brat who treated Maya and him poorly. He's surprised to hear her get Maya's name right and thanks her for the honesty. Caroline asks for a second chance, hoping he's willing to start over, but then she realizes she might be asking wrong question. He asks what the right question would be; one he would say yes to, she sighs.
Maya goes to Rick's office and finds Bill there, claiming to be the in-house psychic. She asks him to tell her fortune, so he tells her she'll close the door and listen very carefully. She does so. Bill then warns her to stay the hell away from his niece's boyfriend, since Rick Forrester is off-limits. Maya realizes he's Bill Spencer. He tells her he is "psychic Bill," and his powers know all about her... which means he knows more about her than Rick does, and he presumes she wants to keep it that way.
Donna finds Brooke panting and panicking outside the building. Brooke claims she's just trying not to pass out.Donna asks if she's sick, but Brooke says she isn't, at least, not medically. Guessing this is related to what the doctor told her, Donna offers to drive Brooke home, but Brooke says she can't go home now. Donna tells Brooke that this is just the start of a new chapter for her, and it shouldn't be a big deal since Brooke already had her children. Brooke protests, but Donna assures they will all support her. Brooke thinks Donna will hate her, but Donna tells her to stop. Brooke sobs about what Katie will say. Guessing this is about Bill, Donna tells her sister not to get upset about something that's over and done with. When Donna stresses that nobody ever has to know about Bill, a tearful Brooke blurts out, "I'm pregnant." Donna is stunned.
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