Slutty sis­ter Brooke kisses her new boss… Bill!

Gos­sipy Pam forces out Ridge and Caro­line’s baby news.

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Caro­line (Lin­sey God­frey) is bat­tling to get a grip on a twisted, tricky sit­u­a­tion: be­ing preg­nant with her son-in-law’s Thomas’s (Pier­son Fodé) rape baby while agree­ing to raise the baby with her hubby Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and keep Thomas in the dark. And Caro­line’s morn­ing sick­ness isn’t help­ing. But of­fice busy­body Pam (Al­ley Mills) doesn’t give her a se­cond to catch her breath on Thurs­day 10 Novem­ber – the mo­ment Pam hears Caro­line be­ing ill, she sends her boyfriend Char­lie (Dick Christie) to the phar­macy to buy a preg­nancy test and they shove it in Caro­line’s hands, de­mand­ing an­swers. “I think she [Pam] loves be­ing in the cen­tre of gos­sip and the cen­tre of the hub­bub. I don’t think she is ca­reer-minded in the slight­est,” ad­mits Al­ley. So when Ridge walks in, it’s to see his wife stand­ing red-faced in a crowd of peo­ple, in­clud­ing a stunned Liam (Scott Clifton), whose noses are now firmly up in their busi­ness. As if there weren’t enough peo­ple in­volved in this preg­nancy! Un­for­tu­nately that

sets the trend for the way Ridge and Caro­line are go­ing to keep get­ting dragged along in this sit­u­a­tion…


On Fri­day 11 Oc­to­ber, every­one starts sprout­ing pre­ma­ture con­grat­u­la­tions and Pam tells Ridge, “Who knows? There may just be a lit­tle Ridge right in­side your wife’s tummy”. Close but no Thomas-shaped cigar, Pammy. Ridge is forced to ad­mit, “We’re re­ally happy. We are preg­nant and, uh, we’re kind of try­ing to keep it a se­cret for a lit­tle while.” Well, that barn door is open and the horse has bolted! And when Brooke (Kather­ine Kelly Lang) wan­ders in later, Pam un­wit­tingly puts her foot in it again and blurts, “Ridge and Caro­line are hav­ing a baby.” When Brooke is so in­cred­u­lous that she blurts out, “You’re ly­ing, Pam,” Pam ad­mits, “Caro­line is so preg­nant. But I don’t think they wanted to spread it around.” At this point, we want to just spank Pam, be­cause if Ridge wanted his ex-wife to know that his new wife is preg­nant, it is on him to tell her first. But Pam isn’t the only one flap­ping her mouth – Liam runs off to tell his girl­friend St­effy (Jac­que­line MacInnes Wood) that her dad Ridge is go­ing to be a fa­ther again.


Brooke gives Ridge one of her patented squinty stares and asks, “Whose baby is it, Ridge? It cer­tainly can’t be yours.” And on Mon­day 14 Novem­ber, Ridge tries to play off the baby as a one-ina-mil­lion shot after hav­ing his ir­re­versible va­sec­tomy re­versed. On Tues­day 15 Novem­ber, he warns Brooke that the va­sec­tomy story is none of the pub­lic’s busi­ness, but there’s no point keep­ing se­crets around this group. On Wed­nes­day 16 Novem­ber, blab­ber­mouth Pam bakes a spe­cial batch of half-pink, half­blue le­mon bars and asks Caro­line how far along the preg­nancy is. And while Caro­line’s try­ing to find a po­lite way to tell Pam to butt out, Thomas walks in and Pam tells him that he has a lit­tle brother or sis­ter on the way. Uh oh!


Like Pam, Thomas wants to know on Thurs­day 17 Novem­ber how long Caro­line has been preg­nant and a fu­ri­ous Caro­line re­alises that he’s ask­ing her if Ridge is re­ally the fa­ther and not him. He’s dan­ger­ously close to the truth, so on Fri­day 18 Novem­ber Caro­line slips him a lie wrapped in a truth when she says that it’s not his baby be­cause she had her pe­riod after they had sex and that’s all he needs to know. After shut­ting down Thomas, Caro­line tells Ridge to drop his feud with his son be­fore peo­ple start ask­ing ques­tions. But as fans will see from the quar­terly pre­view on p28, Ridge has it in for Thomas and there’s no way the lid can stay shut on this preg­nancy pres­sure cooker…

Brooke con­grat­u­lates Ridge and Caro­line but she has her sus­pi­cions.

Pam blabs to every­one about the baby be­fore the cou­ple can stop her.

Thomas hints that he might be the dad.

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