At home, Bridget worried that Deacon wouldn't show up to escort her to Rick and Amber's wedding. She was really excited about telling the whole family that Deacon is her mystery man.
At Stephanie and Eric's, the house was elegantly decorated and arranged for Rick and Amber's wedding. All of the Forrester clan arrived. Taylor and Ridge left the children at home.
Brooke gave Deacon the okay to go talk to Amber while she got ready for her wedding. Deacon barged in on Amber. Amber was shocked to see Deacon. He begged and pled with her to not marry Rick and be with him instead. He advised her that he's the one who's right for her. Deacon passionately kissed Amber. With empathy for Deacon and a promise to do all she can to help him keep up his relationship with Eric, Amber made it clear she is still marrying Rick.
Deacon told a disappointed Brooke that Amber is still marrying Rick. He told her that subsequently he would have to carry out his plan to stop Rick and Amber's wedding. Brooke was appalled to think that he could try such a thing. He wouldn't say what his plan was and told Brooke "you don't want to know about it".
On the way to pick up Bridget to escort her to the wedding, Deacon hated the idea of hurting sweet Bridget. He knew that escorting Bridget to the wedding was the only chance of stopping Rick and Amber's wedding.
Stephanie took a quiet moment and visited with Thorne and Rick who were getting ready for the wedding. She told them she's proud of both of them who have grown to be wonderful men filled with lots of integrity. She also said she 's going to be proud when she sees Rick, Thorne, Amber and Brooke at the altar together.
Amber yelled at Brooke for allowing Deacon in to see her to and to try to convince her not to marry Rick. Brooke insisted she would still be Amber's matron of honor in order to keep her promise to Rick.
The wedding began. Amber walked down the stairs elated that she, Rick and Eric would finally be a family again.
Deacon arrived to escort Bridget to the wedding. Even though they were late, he knew when the Forrester's saw them together it would be just in time!
Friday, May 18, 2001
At Spectra Fashions, Sally, Clarke and Darla were discussing Amber and Rick's wedding plans, how blessed the Forrester family has been since Macy's death, and how they take their good fortune for granted. Sally surmised that Brooke's acceptance of Rick and Amber's marriage was more of an attempt to mend fences with Stephanie. They speculated that Deacon, in their minds a cheap grifter, would not likely stand for losing Amber, Little Eric, and the money, though they couldn't quite imagine what he would do for revenge.
As Deacon and Bridget drove to the wedding, Deacon reminded Bridget how much he wanted the Forresters to know about their relationship. Still not pleased with the possibility of executing his plan, Deacon reminded himself that he was doing it all for Amber and Little Eric.
At the Forrester home, Amber and Rick's wedding proceeded as planned, with Brooke looking as though she would rather have been anywhere but there. Amber and Rick exchanged their own wedding vows but Amber had to forcefully take Rick's wedding ring from Brooke when she wouldn't release it to her willingly.
As Deacon and Bridget arrived at the door of the Forrester home, he reminded her that no matter what happened at the wedding, from the bottom of his heart she was the only girl he cared about. After sharing a kiss, Deacon and Bridget walked through the door as Amber was saying her vows to Rick. As Rick placed his ring on Amber's finger and pledged his devotion to her, Deacon and Bridget sat down and were immediately spotted by Megan. Megan tapped Eric on the shoulder and he turned around just in time to get a wicked wink from Deacon. Furious that he was in attendance at the wedding and seated with Bridget, Eric stopped the Reverend from continuing with the wedding and asked Deacon what he was doing there. Bridget announced to everyone that Deacon was her date. As Amber noticed Deacon, Ridge told him that he had to leave. Deacon told a shocked Amber that he was in love with Bridget and asked her to be happy for them and continue the wedding...