THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL Recaps — Bill Trapped His Enemies!
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Ridge felt confident Bill would never be able to prove that he and the judge colluded to determine the outcome of Will’s custody hearing. Little did he know that Bill hired tech guru Ken to hack into Judge McMullen’s cell phone. The breakthrough allowed Bill to hatch a plan to trick Ridge and the judge into giving up the goods, so to speak. As predicted, he managed to obtain incontrovertible proof against the two men for obstructing justice. Ridge and Judge McMullen turned three shades of white when they realized they’d been found out. They sheepishly alerted Brooke, Katie and Thorne about what had just happened, and all of them later wrung their hands wondering what Bill would ultimately do with this juicy bit of information.
Katie Gave In
Brooke was in a panic over the legal jeopardy her husband now found himself in, and Ridge told her all they could do was wait to see what Bill’s next move would be. When Bill finally summoned Ridge, Judge McMullen, Brooke, Katie and Thorne to meet in his office, they arrived to the Spencer building with dread in their hearts. Justin wasted no time in replaying the recording they had of Ridge and the judge discussing what they’d done. A tearful Katie expressed her remorse to Bill for keeping quiet about the manipulation once she’d learned about it. She explained that her guilt over the situation led her to allow him more access to their son. Bill claimed all he ever wanted was an opportunity to help raise Will, because that was an experience he didn’t get to have with Wyatt and Liam. Brooke pleaded with Bill to have mercy on Ridge and not press charges. Ultimately, Bill agreed, and Katie readily complied with Bill’s request to resume a shared custody arrangement.
Ridge Got Suspicious
Bill told Brooke that she and Will both deserved all the credit for his striving to be a better person, and he reiterated that losing her had been the greatest mistake of his life. Ridge believed that Bill’s leniency toward him had nothing to do with being a kinder person, but was really just a ploy aimed at winning Brooke back. Brooke denied that this was the case and assured her husband that he was in no danger of losing her. But meanwhile, Bill made a steadfast vow to Liam and Wyatt about his plans for the future.
Pam Recruited Donna
Donna and Pam bonded with one another over their mutual disdain for Quinn. Pam filled her frenemy in on some of the crazy stunts Quinn had pulled in recent years and said she thought Donna was Eric’s true soul mate. Pam later conspired to get Donna re-hired as a receptionist at Forrester Creations, believing the bombshell’s presence around the office would help drive a wedge between Quinn and Eric. Pam apologized to Donna for being hostile toward her in the past, and these former foes seemed more than willing to forge a strong new alliance. Quinn was irritated when Eric told her to add Pam and Charlie’s names to the Thanksgiving guest list. When she later overheard Pam describe Donna as the better match for Eric, Quinn became furious.
Truces and Turkey
Friends, lover, rivals and relatives came together at the Forrester home for the annual Thanksgiving dinner presided over by Eric and Quinn. With Forresters, Logans, Spencers, Avants, and Spectras gathered around the dinner table, they continued their annual tradition of saying something kind about the person who was seated to their right before dinner.
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