At Brooke’s house, Thorne and Brooke had tea, and Brooke was surprised that Thorne had started drinking tea. He said he had changed a lot of his habits while he’d lived in Paris. Thorne pressed Brooke to tell him what had happened to her marrying Ridge. Brooke insisted she wanted to forget about it, but Thorne assumed Ridge had been unfaithful.
Brooke explained that it had been silly. “It was a kiss,” she said. Thorne said it wasn’t silly if it had convinced her to back away from Ridge and marry Bill Spencer. Brooke flashed back to Ridge kissing Quinn. Thorne said that it was a shame that Ridge didn’t appreciate “what an incredible person you are.”
Brooke changed the subject and said she was looking forward to Thorne returning to Forrester and working with his brother and father. She said she had missed him. Everyone had missed him and had tried to contact him after Aly’s death. Thorne said he had gone off the grid and not talked to anyone until a designer had shared with him that he had lost his son a year earlier and had poured himself into his work.
Thorne said he’d realized he could sit around and feel sorry for himself or do something to improve himself. He pulled some designs out of his bag and showed them to Brooke. She said they were fabulous. Thorne was proud of them and said he had taken a lot of classes, and a lot of designers had taken him under their wings. Thorne had developed a line of his own in Europe, and it had sold quite well. It was named for Aly.
Brooke was excited for Thorne, and she couldn’t wait for Eric and Ridge to see his designs. Thorne said it had always been a dream of his to be on the design team rather than part of the logistics team.
Brooke was happy, and Thorne noted that something was different about her. She joked that it was her hair. He mentioned her abandoned marriage to Ridge again, and Brooke told him to stop obsessing about it. She wanted to move forward. She had to leave and wanted Thorne to show his designs to Ridge and Eric soon because she couldn’t keep it a secret for long. They embraced, and she left.
At Forrester, Quinn and Ridge discussed her newest jewelry pieces. Ridge loved them and said he would design a dress around one of the pieces. Ridge said he was inspired, and Quinn teased him. Ivy entered and said she wanted to tell Quinn that her latest pieces were beautiful. Quinn thanked her, and Ivy left. Ridge said the one piece made her eyes sparkle, and it was stunning. Ridge said it was her finest collection ever. Their conversation turned to their friendship and how glad they were that they hadn’t lost that. Quinn was glad she had been able to patch things up with Eric, and she assured Ridge that he and Brooke would be together again soon.
Ridge wanted to make sure that Thorne never found out about what had happened. Quinn said that she and Eric would never say anything. Ridge wanted a future with Brooke, but he was glad to have a friendship with Quinn. They discussed how much they had hated each other in the beginning. Quinn and Ridge returned to discussing the necklace she had on, and Ridge held the necklace and said it was beautiful. Brooke opened the door slightly and saw Ridge eyeing the necklace and standing close to Quinn. She looked angry when she heard Ridge say “absolutely beautiful.
At Forrester, Pam and Charlie discussed lunch, and Charlie said he had delivered the last of the “Turkey Day” leftovers to Pam for lunch, but she said she had eaten lunch at the restaurant and gone to the cemetery. Charlie sat down and ate the leftovers himself. Pam asked Charlie if he believed in rehabilitation. He wondered if she meant a leopard changing its spots. Pam agreed, and Charlie was thoughtful. Pam said she had run into Sheila Carter at lunch. Charlie choked on his food. Pam said she’d had an interesting conversation with Sheila, and she believed that Sheila was capable of change.
Charlie argued that Sheila was incapable of change. Pam said that she had at one time made a lot of bad decisions, but Charlie called Pam “Mother Teresa” compared to Sheila. He was convinced that Sheila only wanted one thing, and that was getting back together with Eric.
Pam was disappointed. Charlie felt Sheila was trying to get into the family through Pam, but Pam insisted she wouldn’t be fooled. She added that she felt everyone needed a second chance. Charlie was quiet.
At Il Giardino, Sheila spotted Eric having lunch with Carter, and she smiled. Carter promised Eric he would get the contracts by the end of the day, and he left. Sheila greeted Eric at his table. He wondered why she was still in Los Angeles.
Sheila said her times in Los Angeles had been among her happiest, especially when she had been with Eric. She regretted that she had caused such misery. Eric was skeptical of her, and he reminded her of what she had done to Mateo and Quinn. Sheila defended her actions and said that she didn’t believe Quinn would be loyal to Eric. She’d felt she’d had to test Quinn, and she realized she had been wrong. Although Quinn had kissed Ridge, Sheila was convinced that Quinn really loved Eric. Sheila apologized.
Sheila said she was embarrassed, but she asked if Eric still had her portrait; if he did, she wanted to pick it up. Eric said he did still have it. Sheila smiled.1 of 1