We weren’t sure we’d be able to watch THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Brooke waver in her commitment to yet another marriage after all these years, but the show has done a really fantastic job of setting the stage for why she might come to feel so torn between her “Destiny,” Ridge, and her “Stallion,” Bill. This is not the same Brooke from earlier years on the show, the one who tended to let her libido lead the way in her life; rather, this is a
woman who’s desperately tried to placate an increasingly arrogant and condescending spouse, even as her heart has gone out to an ex- lover who claims ( and in many ways has proven) he’s a reformed man. Yes, it can some-
times feel comic when you stop to count Brooke’s many relationship fails, but when her romantic woes are supported by a well-constructed storyline that builds over time, we’re happy to go along for the ride.