TORN IN TWO OVER Steffy’s DRAMAS, Ridge IS EXASPERATED WHEN Brooke MEDDLES IN THE LOVE TRIANGLE, CREATING STRIFE IN THEIR MARRIAGE!
“Desperate to push the tide of love in her daughter’s direction, Brooke visits Liam.”
Poor Ridge loves his “Logan” with immense passion and adoration but sometimes Brooke causes him aggravation that he doesn’t need, and that’s especially the case whenever she intervenes in the drama unfolding between their daughters Steffy and Hope over Liam. Following the latest developments in which Bill manipulated Hope and Liam into an intimate position at the fashion show to drive Steffy into his arms, Mr and Mrs Forrester again clash heatedly over the situation. Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) viewpoints are just so diametrically opposed, with him feeling Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) was betrayed and her defending Hope (Annika Noelle), that the couple are left at an impasse. Although Ridge believes that a pregnant Hope should reduce her stress, she also needs to recognise that Liam’s (Scott Clifton) priority should be Steffy and Kelly. Brooke disagrees and, while she sympathises with Steffy, she’s quite adamant that Liam and Hope are “meant to be”.
Desperate to push the tide of love in her daughter’s direction, Brooke visits Liam with a plea not to be ashamed of the love he obviously has for Hope. Naturally, Ridge is outraged when Hope reveals that Brooke is talking to Liam because of what happened between them at the fashion show, devastating Steffy. Appalled at his wife’s latest intervention, Ridge becomes upset over Steffy being slighted once again and Brooke doing nothing to support her. Aware of her stepfather’s attitude towards the situation, Hope reaches out to comfort him... but Ridge is in no mood to accept consolation from the young woman he believes is the cause of his child’s angst!
The atmosphere between Ridge and Hope is soon so intense that Brooke can’t help noticing it when she gets back home. Hearing the unpleasant way Ridge is addressing Hope, Brooke interrupts and demands that her husband change the tone of his voice because she won’t tolerate his disrespect of her daughter any longer! Before
Ridge can even regroup and react, Brooke insists he apologise to Hope...
Unfortunately Mrs Forrester’s words don’t have the desired effect after Ridge learns that Steffy’s now wearing Bill’s (Don Diamont) sword necklace as part of the engagement deal she’s struck with her father’s arch enemy. Expressing his objection for the way Liam’s treated Steffy, Ridge adopts Brooke’s policy of visiting him to urge his former son-in-law to stop Steffy from marrying Bill before it’s too late for the marital merger to be undone!
At home, Ridge reports his latest manoeuvre to Brooke, who’s antagonised into clashing with him again. Neither cares for how the other is handling the events taking place in their children’s lives, leaving the air thick with tension in the Forrester household. Working alongside Brooke at Forrester Creations is no easier for Ridge, either, when she annoys him by prompting Hope to interrupt Steffy and Liam’s intimate chat regarding Steffy’s news about the company. Suddenly, Ridge has to wonder whether his beloved Brooke’s turning into Stephanie Forrester, his indomitable mother who just couldn’t keep her nose out of her sons’ love-lives when she was alive! What a train wreck!