Nicole isn’t the only one having a baby – her boyfriend Zende has a tot on the way too!
The Bold & The Beautiful Weekdays SABC3 (*193) 18:30
Grab that congratulatory cigar and don those surgical scrubs, Bold fans. Nicole Avant (Reign Edwards) is going into labour on Friday 9 June and everybody – including her onoff boyfriend Zende (Rome Flynn) – is waiting for her to push, push, push out another Forrester baby!
Proud new parents Rick and Maya (Jacob Young and Karla Mosley) are on hand to cut the umbilical cord when their surrogate mom delivers a healthy baby girl on Friday 9 June. And they’re not the only ones with tears in their eyes – Zende tells Nicole that “I couldn’t stay away. I kept thinking about what you were going through. The gift you were giving Rick and your sister Maya. This beautiful, generous, caring gift. I feel like – I feel like a selfish fool. I was only thinking of myself. I lost sight of this incredible thing that you were doing. I was so wrong. So blind. I am sorry”. It might be her hormones going haywire, but Nicole loves the words she’s hearing and she wants her relationship with Zende back.
SASHA’S LITTLE SECRET
Not so fast there, lovers… there’s one little problem that’s going to keep you apart. Remember how Zende hooked up with Sasha (Felisha Cooper) when he was on a break from Nicole in March? That comes back to bite him on Monday 12 June when Zende goes to the Forrester Mansion to tell Sasha that he’s back with his girlfriend. She stops him mid-sentence, saying, “You know, I am glad you were there [at the hospital]. And that you got to witness the miracle that is birth. But it gets better – ’cause it’s gonna happen again. But this time for us. Zende, I’m pregnant!” The look on Zende’s face on Tuesday 13 June is priceless as he stammers, “Are you sure?”
While Sasha is ready to be more than just Zende’s sidechick, he’s not up for it. “I’m not ready to be a father, Sasha” is about all that the expecting mother is going to get from her undercover lover and on Tuesday 13 June, Zende tells Sasha that “I need time to collect my thoughts”. Oh, and time to figure out how to tell Nicole the news on the next day, Wednesday 14 June. Because, you know, honesty is always the best policy when it comes to soapie babies.
THE NAME & SHAME GAME
Finding out that her boyfriend is having a child with another woman isn’t the only drama for Nicole on Tuesday 20 June. The Forresters and Avants host a party for their new arrival at Eric Forrester’s (John McCook) mansion and Maya and Rick announce her name: Elizabeth Nicole. “We’ve chosen the name ‘Elizabeth’ after Rick’s grandmother Beth (Robin Riker) and ‘Nicole’ after my sweet and selfless sister who made this beautiful miracle possible,” says Maya. And the nods of approval prompt Zende to add a few words… “I can’t imagine life without Nicole. You know she makes me happy. And we are so good together. I never want to disappoint her in any way. Only, I have already. Sasha. She’s pregnant.” Cue the sound of crickets as jaws hit the floor around the mansion.
This isn’t the first (or last) baby scandal to rip through Bold screens – take a bow, Ridge, Caroline and Thomas (Thorsten Kaye, Linsey Godfrey and Pierson Fodé) and half of the Forrester family. Maya pipes up later on Tuesday 20 June that Sasha’s timing is “fishy” and she wants proof of the pregnancy, adding that Sasha had better not be fibbing to try steal back Zende. If she is, Sasha could soon be at war with her new-mom half-sisters and Nicole and Maya aren’t to be trifled with…
Nicole pops with a full delivery room – Rick and Maya are there, as is Nicole’s mom Vivienne. Have a close look at the masked doctor standing in the back of the delivery room when the episode airs – it’s Zende! WHO’S THAT?
Zende comes crawling back to Nicole, but he’s got something to tell her…
Maya makes it painfully clear that there will be trouble if Sasha (standing sheepishly in the back) is lying about being pregnant.
See Sasha’s flat, toned tummy? There’s a baby hiding in there!