At Forrester Creations, Ridge goes over a business matter with Justin and Carter, who thinks to his boss and friend, “We all know how you like to take things slow.” Justin smiles. He heard the big news that Ridge and Taylor were getting hitched. Carter says she makes him happy but deep down they both know he still loves Brooke.
At the Forrester mansion, Eric tells Donna that Ridge still loves Brooke, but wants to marry Taylor. Donna gets that his family wants to celebrate that, but he can’t, not when his sister is in so much pain. Eric understands. Donna will be coming home after seeing Brooke tonight but warns that she won’t be attending the wedding tomorrow, as much as she would like to see her honey bear in her tux. She kisses him and heads out… just as Taylor, Finn and Steffy arrive. Eric tells them that Donna won’t be joining them to celebrate and she won’t be at the wedding tomorrow either. Steffy wants her parents to focus on each other. “Nothing is going to disrupt his marriage.”
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Thomas finds Douglas in his bedroom and asks why he isn’t dressed for the party. Douglas is not going. He hates lying to everyone about the real reason that his grandparents Brooke aren’t together. “Don’t they need to know?”
In the living room, Eric, Taylor, Steffy and Finn notice that they are missing some Forresters. They mention Zende out of town and wonder why Thomas and Douglas haven’t made an appearance yet.
Upstairs, Thomas pulls up a chair and tells Douglas that the best thing he can do is put him out of his mind. Douglas argues that he made it look like Grandma Brooke was trying to call those people but he was using the voice changer app. Thomas explains that it is a complex adult situation. Douglas is worried that grandpa thinks Brooke wants those people to take him away from them. Thomas argues that she did. She has been trying to keep their family apart for years. Thomas says that his grandfather and Grandma Taylor are in love and nothing should stop this wedding from happening.
At Forrester, Carter asks Ridge what changed with Brooke. He flashes to the CPS call and then says, “What are you doing? I’m getting married tomorrow.” Justin warns that if he still has feelings for another woman, it’s worth thinking about. Carter has to ask, “Are you sure about this? Are you really go through this marriage?” Brooke appears in the doorway. “I was about to ask the same thing,” he said. Justin and Carter clear out and she asks Ridge, “Is this really happening? You’re going to marry Taylor tomorrow?”
In the design office, Carter worries that Brooke hadn’t heard about the wedding before. Katie assures him that he doesn’t owe her an apology, Ridge assures him! They agree that Ridge still loves his sister. Katie can’t understand why he’s promising himself to Taylor tomorrow. “Why?!?”
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At the Forrester mansion, Thomas trains Douglas to put a smile on his face as they join the others in the living room. Taylor looks forward to Ridge getting there so they can get the party started.
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At the office, Brooke asks Ridge not to run from her. He doesn’t run from her, but his father is having a little party. She sniffed, “Rehearsal dinner?” He mutters, “Something like that.” Brooke needs him to be honest with her, but it counters that it goes both ways. She doesn’t even understand what that means. She reminds him that he loves her, and she loves him. Ridge must go. Brooke asks, “You’re really marrying Taylor?” Ridge wants her to know that he will always love her. With that, he walks out. Brooke is stunned by tears on her cheeks.
Katie and Donna join Brooke in the main office and notice that she is upset. Brooke says Ridge told her how much he loves her and then walked out to be with Taylor and his other family. “It’s really happening.” Her pleas didn’t matter. “He’s marrying Taylor tomorrow.”
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At the Forrester mansion, Douglas looks dejected as Eric tells Taylor that Stephanie would have wanted to be a part of this. “She loved you.” Taylor couldn’t have asked for anything more special. Steffy wonders why her father isn’t there yet and suggests that Thomas give him a call. Just then, Ridge walks in and hugs everyone. Eric asks if he was held up at work. Ridge looks down and says, “Yes.” Eric makes a toast, followed by Thomas, who makes a speech about how happy he is to his parents. “There is no stronger love than between the two of you.” It continues and does not come and go with passing emotions. He has never met anyone as loyal and honest as their mother, who will never let his father down. They all clink glasses. Eric wants to hear from the groom. He can see how much they love each other, but he doesn’t know exactly how it all happened. Douglas cast a wicked look at Thomas.
At Forrester, Donna and Katie tell Brooke she can lean on them. Brooke can’t believe this is happening. Donna says no one can – even Eric is shocked. Brooke gasps that she can’t fix it if she doesn’t know what’s wrong. “The night before his wedding, he won’t tell me why our marriage ended.” She worries that she shouldn’t have signed the annulment papers but Katie tells her she did the only thing she could do. Brooke sighed. This time she thought they were going to be together forever. She flashes through their romance.
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At the Forrester mansion, Eric is curious about what set this all in motion. Ridge protests and then tells Thomas that he needs to hear the whole story. There was a moment he woke up but after years of his children telling him over and over that a real relationship needs loyalty and honesty. He asks if Eric remembers when CPS came to the house. Eric replies, “Of course I do.” Steffy wonders what that has to do with his marriage. Taylor is curious who made that call. Bellows Ridge, “Well, I’m not curious at all because I know who made the call; Thomas knows who made the call. We’ve known for weeks!” As Eric looks shocked, Steffy asks, “Who was he?!? Who had the power to do something like this?” The fumes crest, “Brooke! Brooke called child services on my son. That was the moment!” He apologizes to Douglas, who watches his father’s face and suggests that he go upstairs. The boy says, “No,” as the others shout and wonder why Brooke wanted to take Douglas away from his father. Taylor finds it shocking. Eric doesn’t get it — Brooke has issues with Thomas but she would never call child services on him. “Are you sure?” Ridge hollers, “Of course I’m sure! I heard her voice; Thomas heard her voice! There’s no doubt about it!” Douglas stares tearfully at his father, who is clearly freaking out inside.
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Next on The Bold and the Beautiful: The Logan sisters come together to find out the truth, and Steffy catches Ridge off guard with a significant question about Taylor… and Brooke.
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