Crossing The Line and the Un-apocalypse
Well, the big secret's out. Backed into a corner as a result of Taylor's unfortunate incident with the hallucinogenic berries, Brooke confessed to Ridge that she and Thomas had eaten the berries while stranded and starving on the island and then told him the absolute truth as she knows it: they tripped, they saw colors and shapes, they felt better, they blacked out, they woke up with their clothes on. And guess what? The heavens didn't rain blood down on anyone, the earth didn't seize and then tremble, and everyone's still breathing. (Sorry, Harold Camping!)
Instead, Ridge blathered on a bit, asking her if she could swear she didn't "cross that line" because "crossing that line" is something he couldn't abide. (I would like to see this line and all of the things on the other side of it.) The way this phrase about "the line" has come up repeatedly in this storyline, you'd think they've drawn out a chart. And, in fact, discussed the likelihood of Brooke and her stepson getting it on and what everyone's stance on it would be were it to happen, which is hilarious but also necessary in the world they live in, apparently. If I ever have a husband, I'll make sure we sit down and have a good long discussion about whether or not having sex with each other's children would be considered "crossing a line" for which we could not stand. It's important to clarify these things.
Damn! That Stephanie is a barracuda. She was very cool and calculating about the whole thing and told Thomas she'd give him all her shares of the company in her will and leave him entirely in charge if he lies and insists that he and his stepmother Brooke did have sex. And this is because... she really wants her son to get back together with Taylor? Because she still really hates Brooke that much (so much for the tentative burying of the hatchet!)? Because she's bored of people being too nice to each other? It's not entirely clear, but one thing is: this story finally just got interesting.
And may I once again mention what a trooper Rick Hearst is? That awful dialogue about his "male ego" responding to Taylor's advances and how he's never seen her so "sexually aggressive" before almost sounds like self-awareness coming out of his mouth. But if making out with her husband in their own living room and babbling about treasure and oceans is the most sexually aggressive Taylor has ever been, I'm quite frankly surprised she's managed to snag herself such a long line of husbands. Cut your losses, Whip!
And on that note, Whipple out (of a contract role)!