ICING ON THE CAKE
Even in the face of Brooke and Taylor’s best efforts, Liam and Hope’s wedding spreads much-needed joy on B&B
Hope might be the one getting married but it’s mother-ofthe-bride Brooke who’s determined to bask in the limelight as her daughter nally unites with the father of her unborn child. She even puts aside her grievances to accept Hope and Liam’s decision to invite Steffy – but it’s the news that she’s bringing her mother Taylor as her “plus one” that causes Brooke to completely lose it!
The last thing Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) wants is a mentally disturbed psychiatrist sitting in the congregation, nagging away at Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) to stop the wedding or trying to do it herself! Desperate to rescind the invitation, Brooke implores Hope (Annika Noelle) to see sense... but when her blissfully happy
“If anyone here can give just cause why these two should not be wed, they should speak now...”
daughter insists on burying the hatchet with her old rival, Brooke summons Taylor (Hunter Tylo) for a private pow-wow to thrash it out.
Meeting her longtime sparring partner, Brooke’s resolve to remain calm crashes down around her as Taylor doesn’t hesitate in ghting her daughter’s corner, and slings insults about Hope! Seeing red, Brooke lashes out but the sight of the red-up Mrs Forrester only in ames Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) ex into playing dirtier. Failing to convince Steffy going to the wedding is a bad idea and, ignoring Steffy’s pleas not to create drama, Taylor petitions Liam (Scott Clifton) to abandon the nuptials and return to the only woman he knows he loves...
Steadfast in his decision to marry Hope, Liam leaves Taylor seething in anger as she takes her pew beside Steffy as the wedding begins. All’s going well until the celebrant Carter (Lawrence Saint-Victor) asks the ominous, fateful, loaded question: “If anyone here can give just cause why these two should not be wed, they should speak now...”
Brooke shoots Taylor a stern warning to shut her trap and it appears that she’s triumphant as her unhappy foe holds her tongue, preferring instead to scowl darkly through the rest of the ceremony. Once the reception gets underway, Taylor’s silence breaks as she rises to give a speech – but Brooke’s not going to stand for that! Afraid that Taylor will trash her little girl in public on the most important day of her life, Brooke physically drags Taylor into the kitchen to stop the spectacle in its tracks!
In the splendour of Brooke’s kitchen, the women exchange a sharp war of words before Taylor loses her composure. Amid a bitter to-and-fro of ugly gibes, Taylor grabs chunks of the beautiful wedding cake and lobs them at Brooke! Outraged, she shoves it right back at her nemesis, until their highpitched caterwauling draws the guests’ attention.
Entering the kitchen, Hope and Steffy gape in horror to see their mothers acting like naughty kids and realise that although they’ve patched up their differences, forging peace between Brooke and Taylor is going to be harder than ever!
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TAKE THE CAKE! It all ends in tiers as Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) gives Taylor (Hunter Tylo) a slice of life Name