At Forrester Creations, Steffy listens out in horror as Thomas argues with Sheila about pushing Brooke off the wagon, telling her, “You orchestrated the whole thing.” Sheila warns Thomas that if he says a word to anyone, he could kiss his family’s future goodbye, and Thomas asks what’s good about reuniting his family if it’s all based on lies. Sheila tells him there’s one more thing he needs to know… about their little encounter in the alley. Taylor enters, so Thomas abruptly lets Sheila go and disconnects.
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In her hotel room, an enraged Sheila tosses her cell phone and vaporizes that Steffy is going to ruin everything for her. She swears she will not lose her son.
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At the design office, Brooke wipes away a tear as she protests to Ridge that she can’t move on with her life until she discovers what she was drinking that night. Ridge thinks she was having a bad night and wasn’t herself. He encourages her to leave the past in the past and stop torturing herself. Brooke is afraid to look at a future without him in it. She insists that something or someone is working against them! Brooke wants to move forward – they were happy until this feeling started creeping in; this evil – she decided to keep looking for answers and that’s exactly what she’s going to do. Ridge worries about her. Brooke admits she’s in a loop these days. He urges her not to lose sight of who she is and what she has achieved. Brooke declares that her life means nothing without him. She should never have let him go and offered a divorce. Brooke is convinced that somehow they will make it through. She swears that no one will come between them. Brooke has made a mess of it, but feels she has the power to fix it. “And that’s exactly what I’m going to hold onto.
In his office, Finn is quietly working when Steffy arrives. He can see that she is excited and asks what it is. She exclaims, “It’s your mother… Sheila. She’s back to her old manipulative ways!” She says this has to do with the meeting between Sheila and Thomas, then rants about Sheila being nice with Taylor – she’s always planned this – before blurting out that his mother attacked Brooke. Finn yawns, “What?!?” Steffy tells him the drink, kissing Deacon… it was all set in motion by Sheila! She explains about the label change, stating that it proves that Sheila never changed. Finn asks how she found out and thinks it sounds crazy – why would she do this? Steffy explains about eavesdropping on Thomas. Finn gets paged and tells her he hopes this is just some kind of misunderstanding. He kisses her and leaves the office.
In the Forrester office, Taylor knows that Thomas and Steffy want their parents together. She wants it, if the conditions are right, but not now. Thomas considers that Brooke’s relationship with his father has been toxic practically from day one. Taylor knows. She sums up that it was Brooke defending Deacon who sent his father over the edge. Even though they want him to come home, Brooke is his wife. Taylor believes she has raised wonderful children. Thomas loves her so much and just wants to do what’s best for her. Taylor reflects on how much fun it would be to spend time with Ridge again. Thomas knows she wants more. Taylor feels his father needs time to heal. She thanks her son for believing in them and gives him a hug. She’s sure he wouldn’t do anything to get her and his father together.
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Sheila shows up at Il Giardino, where Deacon is busy with tables. He asks what’s going on. Sheila complains about how patient she’s been waiting to connect with her son. She begins to wonder if she’ll even have a future with Finn if he’s with Steffy. She sits down with a glass of wine and suddenly gets a call from Steffy, who asks if she’s available to talk. Sheila hopes she can show her mother-in-law a little more respect this time and reports that she is at Il Giardino. Steffy lets her know she’ll be there and hangs up.
Sheila sits sipping her wine, glances at the champagne bottles, and smiles as she flashes back. She muses, “I warned Brooke not to come between me and my son. I’ll be in Finn’s life for many years to come.” A nearby co-worker asks, “What’s that?” She turns him down when Steffy shows up. Sheila asks if she’s found a place in her heart for her after all. Steffy knows that Sheila wants to get close to the family – she could hardly believe that in the past that would be possible… and she still does, because now she sees that she is worse than ever! “I know what you did! ‘ exclaims Steffy.
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Sheila gets up and walks to the alley with Steffy chasing. She grabs Sheila’s arm and they argue as Steffy vapes, “You claimed to be a reformed woman. You said you’d put your cunning ways behind you.’ Sheila insists, “I have!” Steffy replies, “No, you haven’t! You’re the same deranged sociopath you’ve always been.” She let Brooke drink on New Years Eve – a reformed alcoholic! “You don’t change, Sheila. You just find new ways to hurt people.” She continues, “There’s no hope for you. You’ll never get better. Everyone will know what you’ve done. Everyone. And you’ll never have a place in our lives. Never!” Sheila takes on a sinister expression and moves closer to Steffy’s face.
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