Wednesday, May 08, 2013, Episode #6567
At the Forrester Sky Lounge, Donna asks Brooke if she's sure she's pregnant, since she thought Brooke was starting menopause. Brooke assures she is pregnant. Donna realizes Bill is the father. They return to Eric's office, where Donna asks, "How could you?" Brooke isn't sure, as it just happened. "You're in love with him - Katie's husband - and now you're carrying his child?" Donna questions, wondering how Brooke could let this happen. She guesses that neither Bill nor Katie knows. Brooke stresses that Katie can't know and explains how sure she was that Katie meant it the night she took off her rings and asked for a divorce, handing Bil over. Donna remarks that this happened once before, when Hope was conceived. "Don't go there," Brooke warns. Donna wonders if Brooke will tell Bill, since Bill is trying to make it work with Katie and even blew off work today to spend time with her. Glad to hear that Bill and Katie are in love and back on track, Brooke promises not to destroy that. Donna sighs and embraces her sister.
In Rick's office, Bill asks "Maya Clarisse Avant" if she understands him. She feels like he's threatening her, but he says he's just offering an opportunity to keep her job and her secrets by staying away from Rick. Maya points out that Rick is her boss. Bill emphasizes that she'll face consequences if she doesn't stay away from Rick and Caroline. She thinks her and Rick's feelings for each other don't concern Bill. Bill admires her spunk but repeats that this isn't open for debate. Carter enters, looking for Rick, and is surprised to see Bill with Maya. Bill claims he was just talking to Maya about her future at Forrester. Carter says that Maya is a great addition to the team. "Go, team!" Bill cheers. Carter decides to let Bill and Maya keep chatting, but Bill thanks him for officiating at Liam's wedding and then asks about his job at Forrester before letting him go. Bill tells Maya that she should pursue Carter, who is clearly interested in her and isn't dating Bill's niece. Maya asks what he knows; he says he knows her rap sheet includes a stolen car, accessory to armed robbery and many gun violations. She claims she was just in the car and didn't know it was stolen, and she never touched the gun and was just too young and naive to know what was going on until she was pregnant and had to make things work for the baby. When Maya says she paid for that by doing time and losing her daughter, Bill empathizes over what happened to her baby, but he cautions that things could get messy if the truth comes out. Maya thinks she can fight any charges he makes. Bill warns that she could also go back to jail and create a scandal for Rick and the Forresters - but she can avoid that if she stays away from Rick. Having said his piece, Dollar Bill leaves.
At the Sky Lounge, Rick talks on the phone, praising Caroline's work on the fundraiser. Listening over his shoulder, Caroline thanks him for his support and kisses him, but he pulls away. She points out that he pulls away often lately. Rick tells her that she has a lot going for her; she admits she can be arrogant and even snobby, but she thinks she can also laugh at herself, and she believes he needs someone like that in his life. He tells her she makes him smile. She's glad she's good for something besides getting people to donate money to cancer research. He tells her she does that well, but she credits him for helping by being so sexy and claims that she's always taking care of him, even if he doesn't see it. He thanks her for fending off reporters after the show; she tells him they're good together and indicates they should keep it that way. Rick agrees they've had good times. Caroline thinks they still can, since they were cruising along just fine until Maya showed up. He notes that she got Maya's name right; she says there's nothing wrong with Maya other than her not being right for him. Rick asks if that's because Maya isn't from a respected family. Caroline knows this might sound snobby, but she believes someone in his position needs a woman who can enhance his life - like her. Rick calls her amazing but states that you don't choose someone to make you look good. Caroline thinks you choose someone because of chemistry, and that's something they share and always have. Rick tries to cut her off, but she pleads with him not to give up on them and kisses him before running off.
Rick returns to his office and finds Maya there. He tells her that he talked to Caroline, but still needs to get through to her since she sees them as a couple. Maya points out that Caroline is in love with him, but he insists that he and Caroline are done and assures Maya that he wants to be with her. Maya doesn't want to talk about this, but Rick begs her to forgive his insensitivity and trust that it's really over for him and Caroline. Maya tells him not to blame himself. He promises to make this right, but she cautions him not to make any promises. He agrees since he thinks his actions will speak louder than his words, anyway, and he promises not to let her down. They hug, and Maya gets all emotional.
Bill pops into Eric's office and finds Donna and Brooke in their emotional embrace. Donna and Brooke claim they we're just getting teary over sister stuff. Brooke asks Bill why he's there. He explains that he came to see Caroline, but he's still curious about the emotional moment he just witnessed. Donna says sisters get emotional when they talk; Brooke chimes in that she agrees and asks about Katie and Will. Bill answers that Katie and Will are both good, and he admits that's enjoying watching Will grow since he missed out on that with Liam. Brooke praises him for being a good father, with Donna adding that he's also a good husband. Bill says that there were times he wondered about that, but not anymore, and that's largely because of Will and his ability to teach his dad to be a better man. Even though his father wasn't there for him, and he wasn't there for Liam (albeit by no fault of his), he intends to be there for Will, since he has come to realize that bringing a child into the world means being there for the child. After Bill leaves, Donna calls out the things he said about being there for a child and asks Brooke. "How can you not tell him?"
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