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Monday, August 28, 2000

Brooke and Bridget are in Eric's office. Bridget makes it very clear that she will not accept Thorne and Brooke as a couple. She tells her that she will move in with Eric if she insists on carrying on with Thorne. Brooke tells her that Thorne was going to come over to discuss things. Bridget tells her that she guess that she had made her choice. Brooke tells her that she and Rick were the most important things in her life, and she shouldn't have to make a choice between them and Thorne. Bridget tells her that she already had made her choice. She said that she thought that she was important to Brooke, but that she was wrong. Brooke tells Eric that he had better not try to turn Bridget against her, but Eric said that she had done that herself. Brooke agrees not to let Thorne come over and she and Bridget return home. Bridget asks her if she had cancelled her plans with Thorne, but Brooke said that she tried to call him from the car, but couldn't reach him. Bridget said that she! could just send him away when he arrived. Kimberly arrives in Bridget's room. She said that she just wanted to make sure that she was okay. Bridget said that for now everything was fine and that Brooke was not letting Thorne move in. Kim told her that she couldn't let go of that fact and should stand her ground. Thorne arrives at Brooke's with flowers. He wants to go upstairs and talk with Bridget, but Brooke tells him that it is not a good idea. When he asks why, she tells him that Bridget had threatened to move in with Eric. She said that she had talked her out of it , but had agreed that he wouldn't spend the evening with them. Thorne said that she shouldn't let Bridget call the shots. He asks her to return to his place, but she feels that she should spend that time with Bridget. He tells her that he can't go without seeing her. Kimberly is standing at the top of the stairs listening.

Taylor and Morgan are having lunch. Taylor asks about the father of the baby, but Morgan said that she promised the father that she wouldn't tell. She asks Taylor for her help. Taylor said that she would do all that she could for her and so would Ridge.

Stephanie and Ridge are discussing the situation with Taylor and Morgan. Ridge believes that Taylor will be understanding and realize that he was manipulated by Morgan. Stephanie tells him that he is being unrealistic, and that she thinks that Taylor will probably throw him out. She tells him that he needs to realize that it will be a hard fight. He leaves so that he can tell Taylor. She greets him and wonders what he is doing home so early. He tells her that he has something very important to discuss with her.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Ridge is outside getting ready to tell Taylor when the enter the house and see it bustling full of guest. Ridge is confused and demands to know what is going on. Taylor tells Ridge that these people are from a fashion magazine. They are going to do a spread on them as a family. Ridge looks pretty guilty about the whole thing.

He tells everyone that they have to leave. Taylor begs him to wait ten minutes more because they are almost done. The interviewer comes over and says they have to finish the interview and they will wrap it up with a few more pictures. Ridge allows them to stay and continue with the pictures. The interviewer questions Taylor how does she see Ridge as a settled down person versus the playboy that he was. She says that she saw it in him from the beginning. She brags about how Ridge loves his children and how devoted he is to his family. She says that trust was a big problem for her in the beginning, but she trusts Ridge and they have been through so much together. She babbles on and on about how happy she is and that how her life is so incredible.

Morgan is in her office looking at some outfits that are being modeled. She is trying to get out of the office before Stephanie shows up. As she turns to leave, Stephanie is standing at the door, "Were you expecting me?"

They talk about the fact that Ridge is telling Taylor right now. Morgan is disturbed by the fact that he is doing that. She questions Stephanie as to why he has to do that. Stephanie, "This is what you wanted? You wanted to destroy his family because you want Ridge for yourself?" Morgan, "No, I was content with having Ridge's child. That is all I wanted. I am not out to destroy his precious family. Why is he telling her? You put him up to it, didn't you? Well, it is on your head if you destroy that family." She storms out of the office leaving Stephanie looking perplexed

C.J. and Amber are talking about Amber's hearing tomorrow morning. Amber is upset that her attorney has not called her back. C.J. finally convinces her that she needs to talk to Sally's attorney. Before he can call, the phone rings and it is Amber's attorney. He tells her that he has good news for her and that he will tell her tomorrow at the hearing. Show ends with Amber hugging C.J. with delight and C.J. looking very scared.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2000

Checking up on Morgan, Clarke takes the time to vent about Stephanie and the troubles that "she" has caused. Morgan nervously wonders if Ridge has told Taylor the truth yet and finally calls her. Taylor leaks that she and Ridge were interviewed last night for a magazine series touting them as the fashion family of the year. Morgan's relieved that Ridge didn't say anything about her pregnancy. Clarke leaves with a warning not to trust Stephanie. Ridge sheepishly admits to Stephanie that he couldn't tell Taylor the truth about Morgan's pregnancy because of the photo shoot. Stephanie surprises him by urging him not to tell Taylor, ever. Ridge worries about Morgan spilling the beans so Stephanie suggests that they have a little chat with her. Stopping by her place, Sherman reveals to Amber and C.J. that he's worked out a deal where she'll plead guilty but won't have to spend any time in prison. While Amber considers the offer, C.J. argues with Sherman hasn't done enough for her. At the courthouse C.J. asks Sherman to request a continuance but he refuses. The judge then asks Amber how she pleads.

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Thursday, August 31, 2000

At Morgan's, Stephanie and Ridge conspired with Morgan to never tell Taylor that Ridge is the father of Morgan's child. Stephanie made Morgan promise to do this in order to keep Taylor from getting hurt and preserving Ridge and Taylor's marriage. Stephanie also made Morgan promise to make Taylor believe that she was artificially inseminated. Under protest, Morgan agreed. Stephanie asked Morgan if anyone other than she and Ridge was aware of the paternity of her child. Morgan lied and said no. Morgan later begged Clarke to not ever tell anyone that Ridge is the father of her child. Clarke agreed, but later thought to himself of how much power he finally has over Ridge.
Amber told her lawyer that she didn't want to plead guilty to the charges of possession and selling. Her lawyer told her to accept the plea bargain and to plead guilty to the lesser charge of possession of Marijuana and Ecstasy. Amber took her lawyer's advice and plead to possession of Marijuana and Ecstasy. The judge ordered Amber to one year of Probation, attendance at drug school, and 80 hours of community service. Eric and Rick were in the courtroom and witnessed Amber's guilty plea. Later at home, Amber told C.J. she was relieved that she didn't get a jail sentence. She vowed that she and C.J. would raise Little Eric without any future threats from anyone. Meanwhile, Eric told Rick that that they could fight for custody of Little Eric and win because Amber is now a convicted felon.

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Friday, September 1, 2000

In Brooke's office at Forrester:
Brooke entered her office unaware that Thorne was hiding behind the door. He immediately took her into his arms and they kissed passionately. He told her that he needed her and she apologized about the other night.....that she really wanted him to stay. Brooke asked him if he understood her dilemma and he said yes, that he understood........that Bridget has a problem and that he and Bridget had to solve it.

At Insomnia:
Kimberly was sitting at a table, watching a couple making out. She smiled and then put herself and Thorne in the picture as the couple. Bridget walked up to Kimberly and said "I wonder how much C.J. charges for that--using the club for a make-out session." Kimberly asked Bridget how things were going and Bridget told her that Thorne was not there last night and would not be around tonight either. She told Kimberly that if Thorne showed himself, then she would move out. Kimberly immediately told her that it was important that she not leave the house. Bridget told her that she would come and stay with her. Kimberly did not think that was such a good idea--besides, she told Bridget, by staying in the house, Bridget was the only one who could keep Brooke and Thorne apart. Bridget mused that if only Thorne would find someone else--he was a good looking guy; if only there were another woman who was interested in him. To which, Kimberly replied, "There is."

At C.J. and Amber's apartment:
C.J. came out from the bedroom to a complete breakfast which Amber has prepared. They kiss. Amber said that she was just so happy to be back at the apartment instead of in jail and she just felt so good this AM. She asked C.J. if he was OK about what happened yesterday. C.J. said that he did not like seeing her plead guilty of something for which she is not guilty. She said she did not either, but that she had to. Besides, it is all over now and she is not going to jail, and no one can take their precious little baby away from them. She, C.J., and Little Eric shared a family moment.

In Eric's office at Forrester:
Stephanie, Rick and Eric were speaking about seeing the baby. Rick and Eric tell Stephanie about Amber's drug charge. Stephanie was really surprised about the felony conviction.

At C.J. and Amber's apartment:
C.J. suggested the three of them pack a picnic lunch and head off to the beach for the day. Amber told him that she felt as though she should call Sherman and discuss her sentence with him. C.J. reiterated how he thought it was awful that she had to cop a plea and plead guilty to something she had not done, and Amber reminded him that she did it to avoid jail time and to keep the baby, and all she needed to do now was to go to drug school, see a parole officer, and do a few hours community service. C.J. told her how amazing she was that her only concern was losing Little Eric. Amber wondered if C.J. would hold it against her some day that she had pleaded guilty, and C.J. reassured her that he knew that she had done it for Little Eric and for him.

Eric's office at Forrester:
Stephanie still could not believe that Amber had been convicted of drug possession. Rick told her about the party where another person had planted the drugs, and Stephanie was furious that the baby was in the apartment at the time. Stephanie was angry that both Rick and Eric had known about the drugs but had kept it from her. Rick stood up for Amber, saying that he believed that she was innocent and only took a plea to avoid going to jail. Stephanie said that the child should not be living in that apartment......that it was also a bad neighborhood for Little Eric to grow up in. Eric said that was why they had to get the baby out of there.

Brooke's office at Forrester:
Brooke asked Thorne what he meant by only him and Bridget needing to straighten things out. Thorne told Brooke that the problem was Bridget's problem with him and he wanted to straighten things out with her--to let her know his feelings for her mother. Brooke thought the three of them needed to settle things, but Thorne wanted it to just be himself and Bridget.......he thought Brooke is too close to the situation to be rational, and besides, Bridget knows just how to push Brooke's buttons. Brooke refused to allow Thorne and Bridget to have the time alone. Brooke told Thorne that it will take a bit more time. Brooke walked over to the office door and locked it. Then came to Thorne and passionately kissed him, saying that she had an idea, which he seemed to agree upon. They looked at each other longingly. Brooke unbuttoned her blouse and she and Thorne were really becoming passionate. There was a knock at the door. Then the buzzer sounded. Thorne told her to ignore them and Brooke remembered that she had an appointment. Thorne told her that he did not want her here, he wanted her in their own bedroom by herself. He told her that she needed to do something fast because he was going out of his mind.

At Insomnia:
Bridget assumed that there was a model at Forrester who has a crush on Thorne. Bridget wanted Kimberly to push Thorne and this woman together, but Kimberly reminded Bridget that Thorne no longer worked at Forrester. Kimberly repeated the admonishment to Bridget that she must remain at her home to keep Thorne from moving in there--she told her that they were the only 2 people who could keep Brooke and Thorne apart. Bridget thanked Kimberly for understanding and her help and urged her to get Thorne together with the other woman. Kimberly told her she would--possibly even tonight. After Bridget left, Kimberly said to herself, "I have to make a move. I have to make a move tonight."

Eric's office at Forrester:
Stephanie said that she believes they have to make a move about the baby and she believes they have a case. Rick took up for Amber, reminding them that she was not the bad guy here. They both agree that Amber loves the baby as her own. Stephanie reminded Rick that he had asked her about Amber and Little Eric moving into the guest house--did he still want that? Rick said yes, he did. So, Stephanie suggested that they go and speak with Amber about it.

At Insomnia:
Kimberly saw Thorne walk in and sit at the bar. She walked over to the DJ, Scott, and handed him a tape to be played for someone special so that she could sing to him. He asked her who and was surprised when she pointed out Thorne. His first comment was, "How old is that guy?" Kimberly pouted that he was old enough for her, and that she needed to sing to him this special song because he is the one. In the meantime, Thorne at the bar ordered coffee but muttered to himself that he really needed a double shot of scotch and a very cold shower. When the music started and Kimberly started to speak, he turned around and was thrilled to see her getting ready to sing a song. She dedicated the song to him and looked at him lovingly the entire time she was singing. Thorne simply smiled at her the whole time. After the song ended, Kimberly went up to the stage area. Scott, the DJ, came over to her, admonishing her to "be careful."

At Amber and C.J.'s apartment:
Amber was playing with Little Eric, enjoying her time with him. There was a knock at the door, and when she opened it, there stood Stephanie, Eric, and Rick. They asked whether they could come in, and Amber offered them coffee. Stephanie got right to the point asking Amber about the felony drug charge and how she could have been so stupid to have the baby in the apartment when people with drugs came in there. Stephanie said, "Well, it can never happen again and I'm going to make sure that it does not."

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