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Now that Bill has all the dirt he needs on the bribery scan­dal on The Bold and the

Beau­ti­ful, Brooke and Katie are at his mercy!

The won­ders of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy – and to be spe­cific, a geeky com­puter ge­nius called Ken – has fi­nally put Bill back in the driver’s seat when it comes to see­ing his young son Will. Hir­ing su­pern­erd Ken to dust off and un­leash his un­ri­valled com­puter-hack­ing skills de­liv­ers Bill the proof that Ridge had Judge Craig McMullen in his pocket to deny him cus­tody of lit­tle Will! With the help of Ken (Danny Wood­burn) and Justin’s (Aaron D. Spears) ninja skills, Bill (Don Di­a­mont) lures Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Judge McMullen (Joe Lando) into a very pub­lic trap, trick­ing the pair into re­veal­ing the sor­did de­tails of Ridge’s bribery of the ar­bi­tra­tor… un­aware that Bill and Justin are spy­ing on them! The thought of Ridge be­ing ex­posed over his risky busi­ness is such a dread­ful prospect for Lo­gan sis­ters Brooke (Kather­ine Kelly Lang) and Katie (Heather Tom)! De­spite still be­ing quite at­tracted to Bill and firmly in his cor­ner when it comes to be­liev­ing he should’ve had ac­cess to Will (Fin­negan Ge­orge) via the cor­rect, and law­ful, chan­nels, Brooke hates the thought of her hus­band go­ing to prison for what he’s done. And she’s dead cer­tain that’s the next move Bill will make. Sim­i­larly, Katie’s pet­ri­fied of his re­ac­tion to know­ing the truth... and al­though she was com­plicit in cov­er­ing up Ridge’s crime, she’s 100 per cent sure that Bill will de­mand equal, or even

sole, cus­tody of her son -- and that will hurt her even more than go­ing to jail! Com­par­ing notes on the un­fold­ing events, Brooke and Katie fill Thorne (Ingo Rademacher) in on the tense sit­u­a­tion go­ing down, and when Ridge re­turns with the judge, Brooke pan­ics at them be­ing seen to­gether!

Re­signed to be­ing at his foe’s mercy, Ridge re­veals that Bill knows all about it, with Judge McMullen con­cur­ring they’re in deep trou­ble. Ad­mon­ish­ing them that Bill’s no id­iot, Katie blasts him for in­ter­fer­ing: now she could lose her son! He’ll use this to get just what he wants...

Over at Spencer Pub­li­ca­tions, Bill sali­vates over the sala­cious de­tails he’s gath­ered to nail “The Dress­maker”, chuck­ling as he sum­mons Ridge, Brooke, Thorne, Katie and Judge McMullen into his of­fice, promis­ing Justin that the two fools are headed for the slam­mer… and when that hap­pens, Brooke will be his for the tak­ing! So the quak­ing quin­tet pre­pare to face Bill, who la­bels the Honourable Judge McMullen as “dis­hon­ourable” be­fore serv­ing them with the proof of their crimes. “Gotcha!” Bill snarls to a grunt­ing Ridge and Co, who can only protest their ac­tions were jus­ti­fied. How­ever, an un­fazed Bill ig­nores their claim that his ev­i­dence will be in­ad­mis­si­ble in court, taunt­ing them glee­fully as he stares at Katie, ad­mon­ish­ing her for par­tic­i­pat­ing in this wily sub­terfuge. Her poor heart sinks, pen­sively wait­ing for what comes next. Brooke steps in to de­fend her sis­ter, who knows he got the rough end of the pineap­ple. If he wants to blame some­one, it should be

her, Brooke en­treats him. In­stead of chastis­ing the woman he loves, Bill praises Brooke for stand­ing by him and for be­ing the only one in the room who had the de­cency to de­fend his parental rights.

Afraid that Bill will use his wife against him, Ridge yells at his enemy to just mete out his pun­ish­ment and be done with it! Con­fronted with Bill’s dec­la­ra­tion that he’s still the changed man he’s pro­fessed to be, Brooke pri­vately begs him not to call the cops; this would be an op­por­tu­nity to just show her and the oth­ers that he is a bet­ter per­son. Ex­press­ing his sen­ti­ment that she and Will to­gether make him that bet­ter man, Bill ad­mits his feel­ings to her about their past – and their fu­ture... Mean­while, Ridge’s on ten­ter­hooks over his wife’s in­ti­mate tête-a-tête, con­fi­dent that Bill’s ma­nip­u­lat­ing her to dump him and jump back into bed with the snake! While Brooke bids to calm Ridge’s farm after­wards, he knows Bill’s just get­ting started with his bru­tal re­venge on him… Across town, Katie’s the one feel­ing the ini­tial im­pact of her ex-hus­band’s wrath as he ex­tracts le­gal pa­pers from her giv­ing him shared cus­tody of Will. In the af­ter­math, Katie looks on as Bill dis­cusses Christ­mas with the lad, in­wardly freak­ing out at be­tray­ing Thorne all over again by giv­ing Bill what he wants in Thorne’s ab­sence! With Bill still a loose can­non primed to pull the trig­ger of pay­back on the men they love, Brooke and Katie face un­cer­tain fu­tures, po­ten­tially robbed of Ridge and Thorne and the mar­riages they adore. Sud­denly, Bill’s the mas­ter pup­peteer dan­gling the Lo­gan ladies from a tight string! They’ll dance to his tune!

“If Bill pulls the pay­back trig­ger, Ridge and Thorne’s happy mar­riages could be over!”

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU­TI­FUL WEEK­DAYS 4.30PM ON 10 Brooke re­alises all the power’s back in Bill’s hands


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