Morgan returned home to discover that Tim had allowed Taylor to come out of the locked room and was allowing her to see Steffy. An angry Morgan forced Taylor back into the room. Later Tim sold Morgan on a plan to allow Taylor to come upstairs and live in Morgan's living room while Taylor's ankle would be locked to chain, ten feet long. Morgan agreed to this plan because Tim convinced her that Taylor might have some mercy on her if she's allowed to be with her daughter. Morgan hoped if the plan worked, Taylor wouldn't have her arrested for kidnapping both Taylor and her daughter.
Bridget told Rick that Brook is not the only one that doesn't approve of Amber. Bridget doesn't either. Bridget advised Rick that Amanda is really attracted to him.
Brooke told Eric that she showed Amber the photographs of Rick and Amber kissing. Eric wasn't surprised that Amber had doubts about the photographs being real. Eric advised Brooke that from here on they should allow Rick to make his own decisions about Amber.
At the Lair, Deacon attempted to comfort Amber in her despair over the photographs of Rick and Amanda kissing. He was also realistic and pointed out to her that Rick is a different person now and perhaps she should accept that fact. Deacon explained to Amber that he's truly in love with Amber and she wouldn't have to worry about him being interested in any other women. Just as Deacon and Amber kissed, Rick walked into the Lair and unbeknownst to Amber, witnessed their kiss.
Friday, March 23, 2001
Rick watched in disbelief as Deacon and Amber shared a kiss. He stood
in the doorway watching without letting his presence be known to Deacon
and Amber. Amber pulled away from Deacon's kiss and asked him politely
not to do that again. She explained that she was vulnerable and insecure
right now and didn't want him to take advantage. Deacon continued to try
to impress on Amber that Rick wasn't the right man for her and that he
would never hurt her the way that Rick has. Amber told her that he
appreciated his kindness but that Rick was the only man she wanted. She
gently touched his shoulder saying that the right woman was out there
for him but that it wasn't her. Rick continued to watch, even though he
could not hear what they were saying. Shortly thereafter, Rick left
without being seen. Deacon asked Amber out to dinner but she declined
saying that she wanted to hang around and wait to talk to Rick.
Taylor sat in the basement lamenting her predicament. She tried to
figure out what was going to happen next and how she was going to get
out of there. Tim and Morgan came downstairs and told Taylor that she
would be getting out of the basement. An ecstatic Taylor mistakenly
believed that she was being let go. Tim and Morgan brought Taylor
upstairs to the living room where she was reunited with Steffy. They
told her that she was not being released but that she would no longer be
confined to the basement. Tim calmly explained to Taylor that there
would be some stipulations to Taylor being allowed to stay upstairs.
Morgan showed Taylor the 10 foot wire that would be chained to Taylor's
ankle and locked onto the fireplace. She was told that the phone and
all weapons had been removed from the area. Taylor started to hurl
insults at Morgan and begged Tim not to let Morgan control him. Morgan
and Taylor began to argue. Tim calmed the two women down and told
Taylor to take Steffy upstairs.
Then Tim showed Taylor the two viscous guard dogs that were stationed
outside the front door and warned her not to try to escape. Tim
proceeded to attach the wire to Taylor's ankle while she did her best to
fight back. Morgan stepped in and between her and Tim, they managed to
subdue Taylor and attach the chain.
An upset Rick went over to Brooke's and asked her whether or not she
thought he had been a fool. Brooke didn't understand what Rick was
talking about and tried to feel him out. She guessed that he might be
feeling guilty about Amanda. Rick started to say how he had been a fool
where Amber was concerned and that he should have seen it sooner.
Brooke thought that Rick's mind was changing regarding his love and
commitment to Amber but Rick said that wasn't it. He told his mother
that loved Amber and would always love her. A confused Brooke tried to
get Rick to admit what was bothering him but he didn't want to get into
details. She told her son that Rick did his best to do right by Amber
and Little Eric, even though the child wasn't his and that most guys his
age wouldn't even consider such a thing. She convinced him that
regardless of why he was feeling the way he was, it all came back to the
same thing; that Amber wasn't the girl for him. Brooke urged her son to
postpone the wedding and give his future some more thought.
Amber was alone in the apartment with Little Eric and she talked to him
about how much she loved Rick and wanted a life with him. She recalled
the many happy memories she has had over the years with Rick and said
she couldn't imagine ever loving another man. She watched anxiously for
the phone to ring, hoping Rick would just call her. Amber told herself
and Little Eric that she was sure Rick had an explanation for kissing
another girl and that she would forgive him if only he would call. Just
then the phone rang. It was Rick. Amber asked him if he had something
he wanted to tell her. When he said that there wasn't, she asked about
the tennis tournament party. Rick said that he didn't call to talk
about that. Then he asked her if she had something to tell him. A
confused Amber told him that she didn't know what he was talking about.
Then Rick told Amber that he had done some thinking and wanted to
postpone their wedding plans. Amber was speechless. Rick thought about
it for a moment and said that better yet, he wanted to call off the
wedding completely. A stunned Amber remained silent in shock and