Last Week's B&B: Jowen Weds, Bridge Collapses, We Trudge Towards Tridge
Nick and Bridget honeymooned in Hawaii, but Jackie and Owen kept them awake with their red hot monkey love in the next room. Initially, both couples had no idea the other was there. Bridget and Owen were the first to realise what was going on, and subsequently tried to keep the oldsters from finding out. What followed were hilarious hi jinks B&B style (i.e. pretty lame comedy). The youngsters kept smooching their partners to stop the oldsters catching a glimpse of the other couple, or dragging their partners into their respective bedrooms. The rest of Nick and Bridget’s honeymoon revolved around him being a grouch about one thing or another.
Owen and Jackie were much more fun. Who doesn’t enjoy watching the Jackster get her cougar on? Lesley-Anne Down sparkles and Brandon Beemer has come alive opposite her. By the end of the week, Bridget fessed up to Nick, realising Owen and Jackie planned to marry. Nick threw another mantrum and raced to the beach to try and prevent the wedding. Tough luck... they’d already said their vows and were driving off as he arrived. So, he’ll probably spend all next week being a grumpy old curmudgeon again.
Stephanie and Brooke bonded a little, but it was a love/hate, bittersweet moment. The old battleaxe couldn’t resist being up in Brooke’s face after finding out about Taylor and Ridge’s booze and pill-induced reunion. She may feel for Brooke right now, but you can bet that if Brooke were to get with her precious baby boy Ridge again, she’d be back to strangling Brooke with a telephone cord.
Thorne and Felicia made their obligatory guest appearance to express their surprise at the turn of events. Felicia’s current storyline seems to be showing up at meetings, weddings, etc. with that weird stapled-on ponytail:
The interminable Taylor/Ridge/Brooke triangle lumbered on, with Brooke reaching the realisation that she couldn’t be with Ridge. He hates her son too much. That’s gotta suck. I’d have preferred if she’d had a realisation that Ridge is a mommy’s boy with a bloated ego, but I’ll take what I can get, as long as they break up for good. Brooke took things further than I’d expected and literally handed Ridge to Taylor. Taylor can give him something Brooke can’t – stability, no family conflict, and all that jazz. Holy smoke! Could Brooke finally be free of that jackass?
Wednesday (Steffy) and Puglsey (Thomas) showed up at the Addams family mansion, and it looks like Gomez (Ridge) and Morticia (Taylor) are back on. An uncle-fondler, a car-bomber, an egomaniac and the Corpse Bride all under one roof. We just need Cousin It and Lurch to move in and we’ll have a full set.
Tune in next week to find out if Ridge’s pill-dependency was a lazy plot device that's forgotten in the blink of an eye.