I LOVE BRAD BELL! I LOVE BRAD BELL!!!!
I cried tears of Joy! I watched and watched and watched.... the passing of the pen, the hugs and the hammer shock as the Trojan's Faces! Sharing the recap from my friend GS!
Brad Bell gave me the best kick-off to my Birthday Weekend! FC is back in Forrester Hands, ny SoapPrayers have been answered and the FANS ARE GOING CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU BRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IMOW, Friday, February 19, 2010 (R.E.S.T. in peace, Logans! Insert evil laugh here)
Today’s show begins back in the photographer’s studio. The Logan Skanks are still pretending to be goddesses in front of the camera. Stephanie and Taylor look on in disapproval. We get to see several photos on camera. (Roll eyes here). The photographer asks for a break. Dumma asks what Stephanie thinks. She tells them that it is silly for them to be calling themselves goddesses since they’ve made the company a mockery. Brooke says she understands that she is jealous (OF WHAT?!) since they are the face of FC now. She said that the Logans are Forrester Creations and Stephanie is a memory in the dust. Katie says like it or not they are making their mark. Stephanie nods and Taylor whispers for them to leave. Giggles from the Coven.
Thomas comes into Uncle Thorne’s office where Steffy proudly reads over her new contract. He lets her know about some new Katie memos that state all design decisions and memos must be cleared through her. Steffy tells her brother that Ridge and Eric may not have to take it much longer. Thomas says they can’t quit. Steffy teases him by saying wouldn’t it be great if things were back in charge. Thomas is not amused and tells her to stop dreaming and asks her why she has a grin on her face.
Forgot that Saggy was added also.
Steffy tells her brother not to worry and that the days of Ridge and Eric running FC are not over. She finally tells him that she got Bill Spencer to sign the company over. Thomas is stunned and zeros in on his sister and asks what she did Steffy starts chattering and telling her brother all the details of blackmailing Bill. (I was starting to think Steffy was smart. But maybe not so much!) . When he frowns at her, she assures him that nothing happened. Thomas warns her that Katie will find out eventually but Steffy says the risk was worth it. She says that they get to give their father back his life.
Ridge walks into the photo shoot as it’s finishing. He wonders what is going on. Brooke sidles up to him sweetly and tells him “Goddess” was Katie’s idea until Hope comes back. Ridge asks innocently why they didn’t have a design meeting to discuss it. Katie interrupts and tells him she wanted to get started and she’d meet with them later. (Nothing like an iron fist, huh Katie?) Ridge’s phone rings. It’s Steffy. With the contract in hand she asks Ridge if he can meet her in Thorne’s office immediately and to find Stephanie, Taylor and Eric also. Ridge asks what about Brooke Katie and Dumma. Steffy says not to say anything to them. Ridge asks what is going on. Steffy says she’ll tell him when he gets there. She hangs up and giddily clutches contract.
Bill is in the office alone when the Logans come in fresh from their photo shoot. He says he needs to tell them something. He confesses that he sold FC. Katie blurts out “What?” He lies and says it wasn’t working with the tension and pressure. He says that from a business perspective, Eric and Ridge are not ever going to be creatively invested. He reminds Katie that she asked him at Christmas to give the company back to the Forresters. He says he’s kicking himself for not having done it then. But he hopes he’s making up for it now. So he sold it back for her. (Smooth Bill!) The blondes are stunned and ask if he is selling it back to them. Bill is careful. He tells them technically he selling it back to R.E.S.T. He congratulates Brooke and Dumma. Katie is totally deflated and pissed. (EVPL)
In the basement, Stephanie, Ridge, Taylor and Eric walk in. Stephanie says she can’t even imagine what the meeting will be out. Ridge asks her if she’s leaving the company. He says he’s glad for her and has his blessing. He admires her. Eric asks why he was brought back from the parking lot. Steffy says she knows they are going to think she is crazy but she needs them to each raise $50 million! (I nearly blew soda out of my nose! Ouch! Stephanie and Taylor just have that kind of money?) Stephanie laughs and Ridge asks what she’s talking about. She tells them confidently that Bill is selling the company. Eric and Taylor are like, “No way!” Steffy confirms that he is selling and that she put together a shell corporation with their initials. She tells them it’s a done deal and to check out Bill’s signature on the back page. They all bend over and look at the contract. Eric exclaims, “It’s true! He signed.” They all look at Steffy in amazement. Steffy grins big!
Katie is in the corner sulking while Brooke is asking about the trust. Bill tells her that they will have to liquidate a lot of assets but they can now work alongside their husbands again. Dumma and Brooke hug each other in triumph. Katie is outraged and asks what is going on. Bill tells her that he just wanted to give her what she wanted. Katie tells him that was months ago, things were going well now and she has become attached to being CEO. She tells him he should have talked to her about this huge transaction. (Is this not Bill’s money and not hers?) Bill says he did it for them. (Technically true) Katie now whines that she was coming into her own meeting all the challenges. He says she was and he’d be glad to give her any of his companies to run. Bill asks if she remembered wanting this for her sisters. She feels guilty now and agrees she did. She reminds him about how he told her to suck it up about being lonely at the top. She says she had. The blondes are still giggling over their good fortune at becoming owners of FC again. Brooke comes up to Bill and thanks him and hugs him. Dumma can’t bring herself to touch him and punches his arm like a buddy. She tells him he’s come a long way. (So has she. Serious wide load in this camera shot.) They leave to find Ridge and Eric. Katie looks at Bill like she might cry.
Eric is doubtful that she has Bill’s signature. Steffy tells them it is and it’s legally binding. Stephanie immediately wants to know if she pulled any tricks to get the signature. Taylor asks if Katie went along with it. Steffy tells them that Katie wasn’t there and that she talked Bill into it. Ridge wants to know if she worked on this on her own. Steffy turns away from the group defensively. Suddenly Taylor’s radar is up and she looks at her daughter hard with arms crossed. Steffy babbles on about it being good fortune and good timing. And Taylor asks if Bill signing was all that happened. Steffy says it was probably karma. Taylor is doubtful and trying to figure it out. Eric says why now? Steffy puts it off on Katie and her being way over her head. She tells them not to question it. She says now that things can go back to the way they used to be. She tells Eric she had to do it for him and her father. She asks if they can all just sign the papers and start raising the money. Steffy looks at her grandmother says she knows that she has a contract at Jackie M her second family but she wants her there with her real family. Stephanie seems moved but unsure. She tells the girl that she’s not sure Eric would want her to come back. Eric shouts at Stephanie that of course she’s wanted at FC! He says the company is not the company without her. She is surprised by him saying this. Steffy looks to her mother for her answer. Taylor is also surprised and tells her daughter she is not a crucial piece of this puzzle. Steffy won’t take no for an answer and says she thinks she is. Taylor assures her daughter that they can find someone else to raise the money. Steffy says no that she needs to be a part of this. Then she turns to her father. “Right, Dad?” Ridge seems to be giving her permission to accept but Taylor still seems uncertain. Steffy tells her mother that it’s not about her money, it’s about who she is, a Forrester. (YES! Preach Steffy!) Ridge and Taylor exchange looks. Ridge points at her. “Listen to your daughter!” She seems a little shocked and humbled. She tells him that if the family needs her, she’s there. Steffy turns to Ridge and says that just leaves him. He goes up to Steffy and rubs her shoulders endearingly. He tells her he has an incredible daughter. But then he says he has to ask where that leaves his wife and what part she’ll play in all this. (Funny how Eric never thought to ask about Dumma! )
Katie is still upset. Bill apologizes. She still saying it’s so sudden. Bill says that’s how he rolls when he makes a decision. She wanted to handle this decision with him. But she knows his heart was in the right place. Bill tells her she will always have his heart. He embraces her tenderly and looks over her shoulder guiltily.
Steffy tells her father she knows he wants to do what’s right for Brooke. And she says she knows Eric wants the same. (Right….) But Steffy says they haven’t been supportive at all. She says as wives Brooke and Donna will always be involved but that ownership is reserved for Forresters. She tells him that is the way it needs to be so that we never lose FC again. (Sing it, Sista!) Ridge strokes her hair and asks when she became such a tycoon. She said she did what she had to do after watching them be humiliated for weeks. Ridge tells her she did well and that she’s proud. Stephanie and Taylor looks on as ridge hugs his daughter. Then Ridge turns to Eric and asks if he’s ready to walk the halls as an owner again. Fuzzy Brows says he is and also says she’s done well. Stephanie remarks that all the magical moments of Forrester Creation that Ridge and Eric thought were gone forever weren’t. She says that they probably lived on in Steffy’s mind. Steffy says she never forgot and starts getting choked up. She scolds them and says they need to all sign. Eric gives the contract to Stephanie first. She comes forward to take a pen from her son. She signs. (THE QUEEN IS BACK!) Ridge urges his father forward to the desk to sign. Fuzzy Brows puts his signature to paper. Then proudly hands the pen to his son. Ridge bends over and signs quickly. He stands up and gallantly hands the pen to Taylor. She is looking at him with a smile and then at Steffy and smiles. She takes the pen and signs. After Taylor signs, Stephanie opens her arms to get a hug from Taylor. The women embrace in triumph! Both laughing out loud. Ridge and Eric are also embracing! Just then The Sirens run in asking if they heard the news. Eric confirms that it’s true that Bill sold it back and they just signed the papers. Brooke is jubilant and hanging on Ridge. It’s going to be ours again they both say to their sugar daddies. Ridge gets uncomfortable. Brooke says the four of them as owners is just the way it’s meant to be. More male discomfort. Brooke comes forward and asks the First Wives to give them a moment. Dumma agrees and says the new owners need to have their first official meeting. Stephanie says of course and that requires the new owners to be present. Stephanie stands tall between her granddaughter and Taylor. She tells the Sirens that the new owners are “Ridge, Eric, Taylor and me.” Brooke laughs out loud. She says the new owner is R.E.S.T, the Ridge Eric Sustainable Trust. Taylor contradicts her slowly so she can comprehend. She tells them that REST stands for “Ridge Eric Stephanie and Taaaaay-lor” She shows her the contract that they just signed. Brooke is getting scared and says that is wrong. Stephanie is cool and unmoved. “No it’s not wrong” she tells her that a new ownership team in place. Brooke says she’s a part of that team. Stephanie says coldly that’s not how it’s going to work out. She goes on saying that they had their turn, their chance and now it’s over. Steffy is lapping this dialogue up. She says the Logans have ridden the wave for a long time but FC belongs to them…now. Broke Down and Dumma are still trying to combine brain cells to understand what has happened. Taylor gets a haughty look too. Brooke gets a close up on her utter devastation! She turns to Ridge who looks at her like, “What, Logan?” She looks at Ridge like how can you do this to me? Suddenly the screen goes to black and white and freezes on Brooke’s frozen face!
Insert Evil Laugh Here!