THE BIG STORIES
MISS AN EPISODE? Tuesday recaps: B&B DAYS GH Y&R      OPINION COLUMNS B&B DAYS GH Y&R      LAST WEEK'S RECAPS B&B DAYS GH Y&R
< Previous week
 Recaps for The week of June 19, 2006
Following week >
Monday, June 19, 2006

At Forrester, Ridge watches Brooke from behind the curtains as she struts her stuff on the runway. Stephanie comes up behind Ridge and assures him that everything will go smoothly with his showstopper. In the audience, Nick is not happy to see how much Brooke enjoys the spotlight. He complains to Bridget about how much he hates seeing Brooke parade around in Ridge's underwear designs.

In Brooke's office at Forrester, Stephen is convinced that Ridge is up to something and tells Jackie that whatever Ridge is planning is going to take place when he and Brooke are on stage in front of everyone. Jackie agrees with him and they rush downstairs in an attempt to prevent it.

Backstage, Brooke is exhilarated from the positive reception she received on the runway. Ridge fawns over her telling her just wait until they see her in the showstopper. She excitedly goes to put it on. When Brooke comes out dressed in the showstopper. Ridge is thrilled and tells her that she never looked more beautiful. As she preens in front of the mirror, she admits to him that she never has felt more beautiful. Just as Ridge is telling her there is nothing they cannot accomplish together, Stephen comes barging in, with Jackie by his side and demands that Brooke not go back out on the runway. He warns her that Ridge is going to try to pull something. Ridge scoffs at Stephen telling him he is crazy. Brooke argues that her showstopper is the most important part of the show. Jackie tells her that Ridge is using the show to somehow cause a rift between her and Nick. Seeing that there is a problem, Stephanie and Eric rush over and tell Stephen to get out. Thorne announces that it is time for the showstopper. Brooke ignores her father's warnings and prepares to go onstage.

Behind the curtain, Ridge makes a few adjustments on Brooke's attire and tells her once again how beautiful she is. He sends her out on the runway with their song, "Unforgettable" playing in the background. Brooke eats up all of the attention, loving every minute of it. When everyone begins to clap, Ridge starts out to the stage; Stephen grabs him and warns him not to try anything funny. Once on stage, Ridge walks up to Brooke and tells her this is their moment. He then says is all begins with a kiss and proceeds to lay one on her as Nick watches horrified, and the press cheers loudly. Brooke gets swept away with Ridge in their romantic moment. Remembering herself after the kiss, Brooke nervously glances over at Nick and he scowls back at her. Once they walk off the stage Bridget comments that she cannot believe Brooke let Ridge do that to her. Nick angrily responds that he cannot either. He then gets ups and rushes off.

Backstage Stephen is furious about Ridge kissing Brooke. He verbally attacks Stephanie saying that they set Brooke up on purpose. When Brooke walks in, Stephen asked his daughter how she could go along with kissing Ridge on stage and being so hurtful to Nick. The Forresters try to play it down acting like the kiss was just part of the show. Brooke tells her father to leave. Stephen tells her she needs to get away from the Forresters and Brooke replies that he is the only person she needs to get away from. Nick comes barging in threatening to kill Ridge and Thorne has to hold him back. Brooke leaves with Nick. Before he leaves, Nick promises Ridge that this is not over. Jackie is furious that Eric was involved in the kiss plot. Ridge tells Stephen to do like Brooke says and get lost. Stephen tells Ridge that Brooke will see him for what he really is. Ridge doubts that. Stephen says Ridge's pathetic attempt to break Brooke and Nick up just proves how desperate he is. Ridge thinks the only desperate one is Nick.

Back in the showroom, Felicia and Bridget discuss the kiss. Bridget tells her that Nick is furious and Felicia thinks that was Ridge's intent. When Dante comes out his family congratulates him and Felicia gives him a big kiss. The press picks up on it and discover that Dante and Felicia are engaged. Bridget is heartbroken as she watches on. Felicia insists that Bridget, her maid of honor, join them as the press takes pictures. When she can get away, Bridget goes into her father's office and remembers some romantic moments she shared with Dante. She begins to cry and then Felicia walks in. Felicia hugs her and thanks her for being such a wonderful sister.

Meanwhile in Brooke's office, Brooke tells Nick that the kiss was just a gimmick for the show. Nick does not buy it and is disgusted that Brooke would cheapen herself so much for good press. She tells Nick he needs to learn how to separate Brooke Logan the persona from who she really is, his fiancée and the woman who loves him. Nick gives her an ultimatum, telling her he cannot deal with her working with Ridge anymore. He says that the kiss has to be a goodbye kiss either to him or to Ridge. Brooke argues that the kiss was meaningless, but Nick tells her it was not meaningless for him to see it. Nick tells her that she let Ridge make a fool of him. Brooke apologizes and asks Nick to forgive her. He hugs her, but still looks doubtful.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Back at home, after the Brooke's Bedroom fashion show, Nick told Brooke that he does not want her to continue working at Forrester Creations-even if she is working from the Marone office. Brooke and Nick continued to disagree. Brooke denied that Ridge's on stage kiss at the fashion show for Brooke's Bedroom meant anything to her. Brooke explained that it was Brooke Logan the persona up there with Ridge, and that the kiss is generating sales. Brooke told Nick that she loves him, not Ridge.

Stephanie advised Felicia that Bridget and Dante still have feelings for one another. Felicia was disappointed that Stephanie was not supporting her just before her wedding. Meanwhile, Bridget told Ridge that he should not have kissed Brooke in front of all the cameras. Bridget told Ridge that she, Nick and everyone knows that Ridge kissed Brooke intentionally to try to hurt Brooke's relationship with Nick. Ridge insisted very arrogantly that Brooke doesn't love Nick the way she loves him.

Ridge paid Brooke a visit at home after Nick left. Ridge told Brooke that leaving her to return to Taylor was a big mistake. Ridge also felt that Nick has become controlling with Brooke. Nick is telling Brooke where she cannot work and who she cannot associate with-the Forrester family. Ridge flirted with Brooke before he left. Brooke called him on it and told him she would no longer tolerate his flirting with her. Brooke again reminded Ridge that she is engaged to and loves Nick.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

At Brooke's, while she is reading about her kiss with Ridge in the morning headlines, her father drops by. Brooke refuses to let him scold her about kissing Ridge, telling him that it was a brilliant publicity stunt. Stephen feels that Ridge took advantage of her once again. Brooke does not want to listen to her father and asks him to leave. Not deterred, Stephen plays psychologist, telling Brooke she has been searching her whole life to find someone who would make her feel safe and warns her that Ridge is not that someone. Brooke thinks her Dad's grudge with the Forresters stems from the fact that her Mom just married him because she could not have Eric Forrester. She tells her Dad she is not going to fight his battles for him. Stephen tells Brooke he is not asking her to fight his battles. He just wants her to get off the fence and not risk losing Nick. Stephen wants Brooke to understand how insensitive she was to Nick's feelings when she allowed Ridge to kiss her on stage. Brooke thinks he is being a hypocrite since he just played musical beds with Taylor and Jackie. Stephen tells Brooke she is better than him and deserves a better life. He warns her that she will not have a better life if she stays addicted to Ridge. Brooke argues that she is not addicted to Ridge she just wants to run Forrester and it is a family company. Brooke becomes bitter toward her Dad again, about how he left her when she was a little girl. Stephen tells her there is no way he could have stayed when he knew her mother wanted another man and asks Brooke if that is how she wants to make Nick feel. Stephen tells Brooke that he wants so much for her because he gave her so little. He thinks with Nick she has more of a chance for being happy than she ever has in her life and he does not want to see her blow it. Brooke softens towards her Dad when she realizes the truth in what he is saying to her. He tells her that he came to make amends and say goodbye because he is heading back to Paris. Before he leaves, Brooke tells him she loves him.

In the Showroom at Forrester, Felicia anticipates her wedding and remembers how Dante proposed to her. She fears that Dante's heart may still belong to Bridget. Darla and Thorne come in and tell her she is going to make a beautiful bride. Bridget shows up with the dress and is afraid that Felicia will not like Eric's garish design, however Felicia loves it. Felicia is upfront with Bridget and asks her if she has any second thoughts about giving Dante up. Felicia wants to make sure that Dante is not having second thoughts either. Using the tricks that she learned from her mother, Bridget dodges Felicia's questions and denies she has any feeling for Dante. Not buying her lies, Felicia tells Bridget not to treat her like an idiot and to just be honest with her. Bridget admits that Dante was there for her when she lost Nick and helped her get through one of the hardest times of her life. She acts like that is all there is to it and pretends to be very happy that Felicia is getting to marry Dante. Still unconvinced, Felicia says she is no charity case. Bridget tells Felicia she is an amazing woman and she does not want anything to ever come between them. They tell each other how much they love each other and hug.

Meanwhile in his studio at Forrester, Dante sadly dresses for his wedding as he remembers special moments he shared with Bridget. His father comes to check on him and kids him about having cold feet. He tells Dante that Felicia is a wonderful woman and Dante admits that he loves her but confides to his father that he is in love with Bridget. Dante's father is shocked. Dante explains that his love for Bridget was the reason he moved to LA in the first place. He tells his father that he originally proposed to Bridget but she turned him down and now that he is engaged to her sister, Bridget realizes that she loves him. Dante's father admits that he had a similar experience in the past, but tells his son that family should always come first. He feels that Dante should be with the mother of his child. Dante can tell that his Dad still thinks about the love that he lost. He tells his Dad he has to talk to Bridget and see if he can change her mind.

Back in the Showroom, the wedding is about to begin as Dante's friends and family gather. Felicia, dressed like the black widow, spots Christian and thanks him for coming. He teases her about her avant-garde wedding gown. After Felicia hugs Christian, Darla hands her the black bouquets for her and Bridget. Felicia goes to find Bridget.

In Eric's office, Bridget changes into her black dress for the wedding. Once she is dressed, Dante comes in and tries to convince her to be with him. Bridget is adamant about not hurting Felicia and tells Dante to leave her alone. Bridget regrets telling Dante she ever loved him. She tells him that Felicia is already suspicious. Bridget does not want anything to come between her and Felicia and she tells Dante they are over. Dante thinks Felicia would be ok with it, but Bridget says Felicia really believes he loves her. Dante says Felicia is the mother of his son, but Bridget is his love and the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. As he pulls her closer, Bridget begs him to stop, unable to resist her feelings. Felicia walks in to find them kissing passionately.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A devastated Felicia backed out of the room before a smooching Bridget and Dante could see her. Bridget pulled away from him. "I can't do this to my sister," she lamented and begged Dante to go through with his wedding. He reluctantly agreed, then discovered Felicia waiting just outside the room, but she didn't reveal what she saw. After Dante left, Felicia started to confront her sister but Stephanie interrupted them. Bridget exited and an observant Steph asked what was going on. Felicia started to rat out Bridget, but an excited Eric burst into the room. "Are you ready?" he asked. "My two daughters, the bride and the maid of honor ... I will never forget this day." Stephanie was still perplexed as to what Felicia was about to say.

Stephen showed up at Taylor's house to say good-bye. "I wanted yours to be the last face I see when I leave town," he smiled. Taylor seemed depressed with his news that he was returning to Paris. Stephen apologized for causing any problems for Taylor and told her to call him if she ever needed help. "I'm going to miss you," Tay admitted and they kissed before he walked out the door.

The ceremony began and Felicia watched from the wings as Bridget walked to the altar and exchanged longing looks with Dante. Eric then escorted Felicia down the aisle, but she was plagued by images of Dante and Bridget kissing. When Felicia joined him, she caught her groom glimpsing at Bridget. As vows were exchanged, an emotional Bridget thought about happier times with Dante. But when Felicia observed Dante gazing at Bridget again, she couldn't hold it together any longer. "Your behavior today is appalling," Felicia screamed at Bridget. "You're my sister. You should be ashamed of yourself." With that, Felicia tossed her bouquet at Bridget as the shocked guests looked on.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Felicia declares her wedding is ruined thanks to Bridget and storms out. Bridget runs to find Felicia to apologize to her. After Felicia refuses to accept Bridget's apology, Bridget forces Felicia to admit that she has always known that Dante wants to be with Bridget, not her. Brooke continues to try to convince Nick that she wants to be with him, and that the kiss she shared with Ridge on the runway was strictly business. Once Stephanie finds out that Bridget is the reason why the wedding was stopped, Stephanie decides to insult both Brooke and Bridget, forcing Brooke to instinctively want to defend her daughter to Stephanie.

Making headlines on soapcentral.com:
Comments: