ALL RIGHT FINE. I was home sick today, so I caught the end of B&B and decided to watch the whole thing and recap it from the beginning. If you saw it, you'll know why it caught my interest!
So as far as I can tell, Brooke's an alcoholic and Deacon is trying to help her through it. Deacon, who is engaged to Quinn. And Katie and Bill got remarried (oh Katie, why?), and Katie wants Rick to talk to Brooke more often, and Maya's little sister Nicole thinks she has something on her and WANTS THE TRUTH.
And Maya's hair is very high.
Holy moly, y'all, CBS.com has about twice as many ads as the usual airing.
I've so missed how much time B&B always fills with their random establishing shots!
(The ferris wheel is clearly a metaphor for... Brooke's emotions?)
(This train is essential to the story in.... SO MANY WAYS!)
Anyway, I guess Nicole had been lying about being a student and lording something vague over Maya. I can't quite tell what their history is. They have to be estranged to some degree because when Maya showed up she definitely didn't have any family she could turn to, and Nicole seems to "suspect" a secret rather than something they both obviously know is true.
Wyatt is grilling Quinn about who Deacon is helping. My guess is she wouldn't be thrilled if she knew everything, especially since Brooke is feeling extra lonely right now and we know what Brooke jumps on when she's lonely (the nearest fella, and Deacon's pretty near). Anyway he's trying to talk her out of drinking, and as so often happens in soap operas, we get the obligatory scene where she just keeps holding up her drink and talking about how much it'll help her and he sort of follows her around the room trying to stop her.
And of course he has to toss all the booze in the house into the garbage.
Brooke looks appropriately devastated!
Okay, two things. First, for crap's sake, it's perfectly good liquor! As she's a richy-rich, I imagine it's the fancy kind, so they really ought to find the nearest person without a drinking problem and donate it! Second, he POURS IT OUT INTO A SMALL TRASH CAN. So now there is a leaking trash bag liner full of liquid in a little plastic trash bin. USE A DRAIN, DEACON. Use a drain. This is what they are for.