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Monday, August 6, 2001

Taylor and Kristen talk about her life with Tony. Taylor says she and Tony should slow down. Kristen wonders why Taylor would say this. Taylor tells Kristen she doesn't think that she and Tony should sleep together. Kristen gets upset and spats she is not a schoolgirl. Kristen tells Taylor that she was taking it slow, but not she is ready to move to the next step and leaves. Meanwhile Tony and Sofia talk about his HIV and his situation with Kristen. He tells Sofia that she must go and be tested. Tony calls Taylor and tells her that he wants Sofia to be tested and they are on their way. Sofia and Tony arrive at the office and tell Taylor that they were always very careful and always used protection.

Brooke and Megan are talking about her future with Thorne. The Forresters tell her it is over and she should move on. Brooke starts talking about Ridge and how he is the only man she will ever truly love. Brook blames the Stephanie and Taylor for her and Ridge not being together now. She tells Megan that her happiness is with Ridge and she is going to go after him. Meanwhile Thorne tells Ridge that Brooke is not going to contest the divorce and she will be on the hunt again. He tells Ridge not to be na´ve. Ridge defends Brooke. Thorne tells Ridge that he was right in Venice. They were right all along, Brooke will never be over Ridge and that she is a slut. Ridge tells Thorne that Brooke is in a depression and there is nothing to worry about. Thorne leaves. Brooke walks in on Ridge working with a model and she tells him how she loves to watch him work. She tells Ridge that Thorne gave her the annulment papers; their marriage is over. She blames it on Taylor, Stephanie, and Eric. "It's all their fault," she says. Brooke cries on Ridges shoulder and he tells her everything will be fine, it will just take time. Brooke tells him everything happens for a reason and that is because they are meant to be together; This is finally their time.


Tuesday, August 7, 2001

In Stephanie's office at Forrester Creations, Thorne told his mother that it's time for him to pack up his things and move out of he and Brooke's house. Stephanie supported him by telling him he did the right thing by divorcing Brooke. Thorne told Stephanie, he is certain that he did the right thing. Stephanie further advised him that he's not the first member of their family to be taken in by Brooke but he's hopefully the last one!

Brooke told Ridge that her divorce from Thorne was meant to be so she and Ridge can finally be together. She admitted to Ridge that she'd never love any other man except him. She revealed to Ridge that its time for them to be honest with their feelings for one another. Brooke angered Ridge with her total disregard for his marriage. He advised her to give Thorne more time to calm down. Ridge assumed that because she just lost her husband that she was not thinking rationally. He advised her that she and Thorne belong together and that Thorne will come around with time.

In Eric's office, Kristen couldn't contain herself over her happiness with Tony. Eric questioned Kristen about how many other sexual partners Tony had previously? He warned her to protect herself from disease.

In Taylor's office, Sofia received the results of her HIV test. She is HIV negative. Tony was grateful that he didn't transmit the HIV virus to her. Sofia attributed her being HIV negative to the fact that she and Tony had used condoms whenever that had made love.

In Eric's office, Tony told Kristen that he couldn't be more in love with her. Kristen wanted to know why he hadn't been calling her lately. Tony told Kristen only the partial truth about why he hadn't been around. He told her that he had been going through some difficult days. Tony refused to specify exactly what the problem was. He told her that for the moment he just wanted to hold her.

Back in Ridge's office, Brooke wouldn't give up on the notion that she and Ridge should be together. She told him that they are soul mates! Ridge told her it didn't matter if they were soul mates because he has no intention of leaving Taylor and the children. Ridge advised her she better give up on the idea of the two of them together. He further acknowledged that they had been happy together once. He told Brooke that they have lots of memories together, but that is all. Brooke revealed to Ridge that she didn't want to be with any other man and that will leave her only two choices: pursue Ridge and be with him, or be alone for the rest of her life. Brooke tried hard to convince Ridge of how much they belong together. She admitted that she loves Ridge and he's the only one she's ever love! Ridge's response to Brooke's confrontation of her feelings for him was to simply walk out of the room!


Wednesday, August 8, 2001

Finding him packing his things, Brooke urges Thorne to take his time since she's leaving on a business trip tomorrow. He continues with his packing and refuses when she asks for a chance to talk. When Bridget stops by and questions her mother about her failed marriage, Brooke is uncomfortable discussing whether she loved Thorne. She fumes when Bridget reveals Deacon told her about their talk and warns her mother to stop trying to ruin her marriage. She then pushes her mother to fight for Thorne but he interrupts and informs Bridget that she doesn't want her marriage anymore because she's in love with Ridge. Thorne talks with Bridget about the marriage and orders her to be there for her mother. He insists that he is just as much to blame as her mother is. Later, Thorne and Brooke agree that they should never have tied the knot. He pleads with her not to go after Brooke because of all the pain it will cause everyone involved but she admits that she will be in pain until she can be with Ridge. Amber's amused to find Deacon dressed in a blue blazer, slacks and scarf for Bridget's sake. He decides to take little "D" to the beach and invites Amber. When she emerges in her revealing bikini, he asks her why she's still wearing her broken heart tattoo. She admits Rick doesn't seem to mind and adds that she likes it.

Thursday, August 9, 2001

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In Brooke's office, Megan tried to convince her to stay and try to work out things with Thorne rather than go to Paris. Suddenly, Stephanie barged in and interrupted their conversation. After Megan left, Brooke warned her that she had better not talk bad about her around the office. Yet again, Stephanie's mission was to make Brooke feel miserable about herself. Stephanie lashed out at her about failed marriage to Thorne. She told Brooke she was no longer welcome at any family gathering, including tonight's house party. Brooke defended herself by telling Stephanie that she did love Thorne. Stephanie taunted Brooke and said she couldn't make the marriage work and there were no Forrester men left to seduce.

While working in his office, Ridge was playing over in his mind, Brooke's confession of her feelings for him. Taylor interrupted his thoughts about Brooke when she delivered some meeting notes he had forgotten at home. Ridge playfully invited Taylor to lock his office door and have fun with him.

Tony went unannounced to Taylor's office to beg her for medication for his stress. He told her that he was freaking out over his HIV diagnosis and how his entire life is being ruined by it. Dr. Craig advised Tony to start an HIV treatment regime with medications immediately. He explained that the treatment doesn't prevent the disease from developing, but it does slow it down a great deal.

Meanwhile at Forrester Creations, Kristen was excited that she would be seeing Tony at Stephanie's party that evening. Stephanie encouraged Kristen's relationship with Tony. She even told Kristen that Tony is a nice guy and that she approves of him!

Brooke stopped in Ridge's office. She predicted that the two of them would be together again soon. She flirted with him as though he were available. She took off her dress to reveal a two piece bathing suit that she wanted to add to the Brooke's Bedroom line. Her effort to allure Ridge didn't work. He left the room because she wouldn't put her dress back on as he requested.

Meanwhile back in Taylor's office, Tony agreed to take the HIV medication. Dr. Craig warned Tony that once he began the medication he would have to take it for the rest of his life, otherwise, the HIV could build up a resistance to the drugs if even a single dose was missed. Taylor counseled Tony about changes he would have to make in his life. Tony was horrified when Taylor told him there's a minute chance he could have transmitted HIV to Kristen, even though they didn't have sexual relations. Tony decided he would waste no time and tell Kristen that he is positive for HIV today. He planned to tell her that she has to be tested for HIV immediately.


Friday, August 10, 2001

Stephanie is throwing a Forrester family party! Tony arrives at the Forrester home anxious yet intent on telling Kristen that he is HIV positive. When Kristen greets him at the door he is disappointed to learn that they will not be sharing their evening alone together.

All poolside Stephanie announces the separation of Brooke and Thorne to the family. She and Eric give special thanks for Brooke's children who are in attendance. Then she joyfully declares that Brooke will not longer be a part of their family. Ridge rolls his eyes in annoyance at his mothers' continuing vendetta against Brooke.

While speaking about her family, Stephanie announces that she will be taking a cruise with her sister Pam. Taylor becomes uneasy when her mother-in-law divulges her reason for the timing of this cruise: she feels certain that her family has no obstacles to overcome at this time.

Kristen that shares with the party goers her love and appreciation for Tony. Stephanie and Eric give her relationship their blessing. Tony becomes emotional when sharing his gratitude and love for Kristen.

At Spectra creations, Clarke overhears Sophia speaking of Tony's HIV status over the telephone to her mother. Clarke confronts Sophia about Tony's health and she indicates Tony's HIV status. Clarke is worried about his ex-wife Kristen and asks how she reacted when Tony shared the news of his health status with Kristen.

Tony and Taylor share a brief conversation. As Kristen passes, Tony follows her to a secluded part of the Forrester estate. Tony makes an attempt to reveal his news to Kristen, however, she interrupts him because she believes he is about to propose marriage!

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