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Monday, January 31, 2000

In Venice, Rick and Amber are discussing the situation about little Eric. Amber tells Rick that she knows that he is relieved that everything is out in the open. He tells her that he lost one son and that the son that he has raised for over a year is not really his. How was he supposed to be relieved about that. He said that he was not biding his time, He said that he had enjoyed every moment that he had spent with his son because that was the most important part of his life. He doesn't understand how Amber could do this to him. He said that his family would be angry, hurt, and betrayed but that was nothing compared to how he felt. He screamed that he hated her and left the room, while Amber sat down crying. Becky and Tawny arrived. Becky apologized for what Amber was going through. Amber told Tawny that she had told Rick everything. Amber asked Becky to take the baby into the other room so that she could have a talk with her mother. Tawny seemed to think that they could still salvage something from the situation. She said that Rick was still married to Amber and that they at least deserved enough money to live comfortably. Amber said that Rick would probably agree to stay with her to avoid hurting his family any further because he was a decent guy. She said that she had learned certain things by marrying Rick. She said that Tawny was an evil, miserable human being and that she was definitely her mother's daughter. She told her mother that she despised her. She said that the only person that she hated more than Tawny was herself for the way that she had treated the most decent person that she had ever known. She said that she used an innocent baby to get Rick to marry her, and had told such a string of lies that she didn't even remember how it all began. Amber said that for the first time in her life, she was going to take responsibility for what she had done. She said that she was going to face the music. She said that she had learned a lot from her marriage. She learned about principles, morals, and right from wrong. She asked her mother if she even knew what morality was. She told her mother that she never wanted to see her again because she had taken a vulnerable, innocent little girl and turned her into a monster because only a monster could do what she did to Rick. She told her mother to get out and that she meant nothing to her. She then went to the baby's crib and picked up one his stuffed animals and held it close to her. She kept saying that she was so sorry. Rick is outside looking at a picture of the baby with tears welling up in his eyes.

Kimberly and Brooke are on the plane on their way back to Los Angeles. Kimberly can sense that Brooke is upset, but Brooke doesn't really want to talk about it. Kimberly leaves briefly, and Brooke reminisces about Thorne. She flashes back to when she was lying on the bed with Ridge. She wonders how Ridge could set her up like that and how Thorne must have felt when he saw them, especially on the day that he proposed to her. She thinks back to the proposal. Kimberly comes back and tells her that she needs to talk to her. She tells Brooke that she was going to have to quit her job at Forrester. Brooke asks her to reconsider because she was a very good model. Kimberly says that she doesn't think that she can take running into Rick and Amber in the halls constantly. She said that she thought that she and Rick had had a chance, but now she knows that it was not meant to be. She said that it would be too hard to see him because she had never felt for anyone the way that she felt about Rick. She said that Rick was happy being with his son and she was happy for him because all that she wanted for him was his happiness. Brooke told her that she understood how she felt. Brooke placed a call to Megan to see if she had heard from Thorne. She told Megan that she was on her way back to LA and that if she saw Thorne to tell him that she desperately needed to talk with him.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Amber feels terrible about what she's done to Becky, and especially to Rick. Taylor is happy to get home to the children. Ridge warns Eric that Brooke won't give up without a fight. Taylor acknowledges that she and Ridge are both feeling guilty about their roles in the ruse. Eric is certain that Thorne must know now that he's only a surrogate for Ridge, and Brooke will surely cut her losses. Brooke tells Katie that something horrible happened in Venice. She explains how Ridge and Taylor set her up. Brooke keeps trying to locate Thorne, but no one seems to know where he is. She calls Ridge, but Eric gets on the line, insisting that it's over between Thorne and her. Brooke asserts that she and Thorne will straighten everything out. Eric goes to confront Brooke in person. Brooke says that she and Thorne will be together and there's nothing Eric can do to stop them. Amber says that the baby belongs with Becky and she knows she'll be a wonderful mother. They decide that Becky and Eric should go back to L.A. with Amber to help break the news to the Forresters. Amber says that all she has left is her integrity - something she didn't even care about before.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Stephanie presses Ridge and Taylor for information about Brooke and Thorne. They hesitate, but are able to honestly say that Brooke came home without Thorne. Ridge promises Stephanie that Brooke will never be a problem for her again.

Brooke tells Eric that she hates him for what he has done, but Eric insists that she brought it all on herself. Brooke promises that she and Thorne will be married.

Sally and Adam hear that Macy is on her way home, but they don't know if she's coming back with a broken heart or if she and Thorne got together in Italy and has forgiven him for standing her up in the Forrester living room.

Megan tells Thorne that Brooke has been trying to reach him. She phones Brooke to let her know that Thorne is on his way home, and adds that he sounds as if he is upset with Brooke. Without revealing where she's going, Brooke leaves Eric and goes to Thorne's house to wait for his return.

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Thursday, February 3, 2000

Brooke thinks Thorne is at home, but it's Megan who is dropping off some reports for him. Megan tells Brooke about Thorne's phone call, explaining that he didn't want to talk to her. Brooke tells Megan that she made a terrible mistake and needs to talk to Thorne about it.

Eric tells Ridge that Brooke is enraged, and is going to tell Thorne about the set up. Eric wants to keep fighting, but Ridge wonders if they were wrong. Maybe Thorne and Brooke really are in love says Ridge. Eric believes Thorne could never forgive Brooke now.

Kimberly tells Adam that she gave Brooke her notice and ended her relationship with Rick. Adam comforts her. In his rage, Rick throws a picture across the room. Taylor hears the commotion. Rick admits that Amber did something so evil that it makes him sick to think about it. He explains that Eric, the child he sacrificed his life for, isn't his son at all.

Thorne tells Brooke he has nothing to say to her. She betrayed him and Thorne demands Brooke to leave, but she refuses to go until she tells him what really happened in that hotel room.

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Friday, February 4, 2000

Rick explains Tawny's plan to replace Becky's baby for Amber's. Rick is very bitter about what has happened and he tells Taylor that his life has been one big lie. He is determined not to let Becky take the baby to Paris. He admits that he feels like an idiot for marrying Amber when everyone told him not to trust her. He says that his marriage is over. On the plane, Becky tells Amber that she's not a bad person, and encourages her to reach out to Rick.

Eric tries to calm Stephanie down when she worries about Thorne and Brooke. She wants to hear for herself that it is over between them.

Amber calls Kimberly, looking for Rick. Kimberly realizes that something must have happened between them.

Thorne is ordering Brooke out when she finally shouts that what he saw was a set-up. She explains that Taylor and Ridge went to Venice just to split them up. Brooke tells Thorne that he saw one stupid kiss, but he didn't see her telling Ridge to leave her alone because she was in love with Thorne. He's stunned when Brooke tells him that Eric came up with the plan. Brooke tells Thorne that now there's nothing to stop them from being together. Kimberly arrives at Rick's door and asks him what's going on.

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