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“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!



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