Brooke chose her ADULT SON over her marriage! Despite the fact that the list of Rick’s enemies grew longer by the day, with former friends and close family members disgusted at the sight of him, Brooke chose to believe that the world had suddenly taken leave of its senses. She needed to believe that the son she fought to save from a psychotic break in his youth and not grown up only to become a malignant narcissist. She thought that loving him enough would heal his sick soul. She was wrong.
(And again, IF ONLY Bridget had received a tenth of the support Rick has received. Nick would have been castrated for his treatment of Bridget and there would NEVER have been the disastrous returns to a Brooke-Nick relationship).
That’s as much credit as I can give Taylor without wondering where the HELL the writers are going with this character. For me, she’s always been a bit of manipulator, and highly unrealistic, but this time she takes the cake! It’s bad enough that she’s failed to take her own advice: Get over a man who doesn’t want you and has never been faithful to you. Ridge was never sexually unfaithful, but he was emotionally unfaithful almost every day of their marriage. NOW she chides Brooke on
1 – Coddling her mentally ill son (uh, hello! THOMAS) and
2 – Putting an adult son FIRST in a relationship. (uh, hello! STEPHANIE)
WHY was the ok with Taylor when it was STEPHANIE choosing what she wanted for Ridge – instead of what was best for him, focusing her time on RIDGE and RIDGE’S life instead of focusing on her own marriage to Eric?
WHY didn’t Taylor tell Stephanie to leave her marriage to Ridge alone, let HER handle Brooke so that Steph could focus on Eric and their lives together?
Why was Taylor always THANKING Steph for her interference, telling her that she and Ridge would NEVER have made it without Stephanie (which means she KNEW Ridge was with her because of his mother’s interference)?
Taylor was right in saying to Ridge that Brooke chose Rick first EVERY time. Foolishly, she did and that’s about to all change. It’s just too bad that it’s one more sign of Taylor’s love for hypocrisy that she didn’t recognize that she’d already used a ‘mother choosing her adult son’ schtick to go after Brooke’s happiness BEFORE.