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Monday, December 23, 2002

Thorne swears that if Macy leaves again, he will follow her around for the rest of her life. He insists that now that he's seen her, there's no turning back. Though admitting she still has feelings for Thorne, Macy informs him how important the new man in her life has been to her. Thorne admits to Macy that he's more in love with her than ever, even though Macy confesses that she can't trust her own feelings -- or Thorne. Thorne begs Macy to trust him one more time and kisses her. After seeing Brooke and Ridge kiss goodnight, Stephanie blasts Brooke for carrying on with her son. Brooke wonders why Stephanie would want Ridge to be unhappy and insists that she is Ridge's lifeline. Stephanie points out that Ridge doesn't know what Brooke is capable of. Brooke is tired of Stephanie and Massimo constantly throwing her past with Deacon in her face. Brooke assures Stephanie that she plans to be there for Ridge and no one is going to stop her. Ridge and Eric banter about the upcoming competition. Ridge just laughs when Bridget says that his tickling and teasing are now inappropriate. Brooke receives flowers and is surprised to learn that they're not from Ridge. Brooke panics when Hope is missing from her bassinet. Deacon steps in from the balcony with Hope in his arms.

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Kissing Macy passionately, Thorne starts to remove his shirt but she pulls back and tells him it's going too fast. She then announces that she can never go back to L.A. Thorne goes on to describe how they can be together, offering to move to Italy. As he talks, she runs out and returns to Lorenzozo. She apologizes for leaving him and admits that she saw Thorne. Macy also claims she told him it's over and they can't be together. Returning to the room in her robe, Bridget is embarrassed when Ridge comments on how cute she looked earlier. She changes the subject to his relationship with her mother and though he downplays it, she points out the silly grin he gets on his face every time he's with Brooke. As Deacon kisses Hope and talks about how cute she is, Brooke sternly demands that he hand her baby over to her. Instead, he places Hope in her bassinet and reveals that he's here to talk. She insists she never wants to see him again and boasts that her life has changed since they were together. Ruining the flowers he brought her, Deacon accuses her of only being interested in Ridge, calling him an addiction for her. When Brooke demands that he leave, she panics when Ridge knocks on the door.

Wednesday, December >25, 2002

Due to the Christmas holiday, The Bold and the Beautiful did not air an original episode today. Instead an episode from June 18, 1990 featuring Caroline's wish for Ridge's future aired.

The show will resume tomorrow, December 26th, where Tuesday's show concluded.

On behalf of everyone involved with Soap Opera Central, I'd like to extend to you, your family and loved ones our wishes for the happiest and merriest of Christmases.

Dan J Kroll
Owner/Founder, Soap Opera Central

Thursday, December 26, 2002

Ridge knocked on the door of Brooke's hotel room while Deacon was still inside. Deacon was refused to leave, before Ridge came in. Deacon hid in the room, when Brooke finally opened the door for Ridge. Ridge told Brooke he wanted her opinion on jewelry for tomorrow's fashion show. Ridge became suspicious that something was going on when Brooke behaved strangely. Brooke assured Ridge that she was whispering to him because she did not want to awaken Hope. When Ridge left Brooke's room, Deacon told Brooke that she is wrong if she thinks that Ridge will not hurt her again. Deacon reminded Brooke that Ridge had left her in order to marry Taylor. Deacon admitted to Brooke that he could not forget about their love affair. Deacon tried to convince Brooke to give their passion another chance. Deacon told Brooke that their passion was worth their fighting for. Deacon told Brooke to go and find him down the hall when she is ready to get back together with him.

At Forrester Creations, Rick complimented Amber on her new design. Rick commented that Brooke has been a friend to Ridge during his grief period. He also told Amber that he believes that Brooke is a changed woman.

Eric visited Bridget in her hotel room. Eric told Bridget that he has observed how much happier Ridge has seemed lately. Eric attributed this to Brooke's friendship with Ridge. Eric admitted that he approves of what Brooke is doing because Ridge is getting his mind off all his grief over Taylor. Eric questioned Bridget about why she and Brooke had been estranged from one another. Bridget told him that she did not want to discuss it with him. Eric continued to press for an answer. Eric assured Bridget that whatever Brooke did; she would never intentionally do anything to hurt Bridget.

Eric went to Brooke's hotel room to check in with her before tomorrow's showing. Eric complimented Brooke on how she has been able to help Ridge during his period of grief over Taylor. Eric became concerned when it appeared that Brooke was crying. Initially, Brooke was reluctant to reveal to Eric what was wrong. Eric managed to get Brooke to let her guard down. Brooke revealed that she was upset over Hope's father. Brooke also revealed that Whip is not Hope's father. When Brooke commented that the matter had everything to do with Bridget, Eric realized that Deacon is Hope's father. Eric was horrified by the fact that Deacon could be Hope's father. He begged Brooke to tell him that Deacon is not Hope's father!

Friday, December 27, 2002

Eric confronts Brooke about her involvement in the break-up of their daughter's marriage to Deacon and the fact that Brooke not only slept with Bridget's husband, but also delivered a child by him. As furious as he is putting the pieced together of all the things that didn't make sense about the problems between Brooke and Bridget he can't stay angry with Brooke when he sees her tears and remorse. Eric asks Brooke to tell him who else knows about the affair and the baby. When he learns how many people have been keeping the secret, he is devastated again that his position as head of the Forrester family is nonexistent and that family secrets are kept from him. Brooke tells Eric that Deacon had promised to stay out of her life at first, but is now back and wants to resume their past relationship. She fears he may tell Ridge. Eric insists that can't happen because Ridge needs Brooke right now. Eric says that as head of the family, he will protect them all from Deacon. Brooke is skeptical that anything they try to do will be able to stop Deacon.

Thorne goes to see Sally to try to find out where Macy is. He tells Sally that he doesn't want to spend another day without Macy in his life now that he knows what it means to be without her. Sally tells Thorne she's heard all this from him before. She wonders why she should thing this time would be any different. Thorne tells her that he has feelings for Macy that he has never had for anyone else - ever. He has hated being without her all this time and he is determined to have Macy back in his life again. Thorne is not aware that Macy; hiding in Sally's closet, has heard every word that Thorne said. However, even as tears fall she doesn't make a move to reveal her hiding place. Macy had earlier acknowledged her feelings for Thorne to Sally, but is determined that she will not walk out of Lorenzozo's life after everything he has done to help her.

Deacon sits and drinks and smokes and fantasizes about Brooke coming back to him and admitting that he was right to want to put their relationship back together again and raise their daughter together. He vows that he is not giving up and will not give up on trying to get Brooke back.

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