There are new credits which include Eric, Brooke, Katie, Donna, Hope, Taylor, Steffy, Thomas, Bill, Liam, Marcus, Justin, Dayzee, Carter, Pam, Thorne, Oliver, Maya, Caroline and Rick. Glad to see Maya added. I’m also happy that Oliver is still there. I thought the scenes with Eric were well done. Carter seems to be looking down realistically. And Maya… could it be she’s upstairs around where Rick seems to be? Interesting that Ridge isn’t there anymore. I don’t know if that means anything or not.
They show the car crash scene with Brooke and Bill unconscious. Brooke starts to regain consciousness. She breathes out repeatedly. She feels her forehead. Then, she unhooks her seat belt and exits the car. She goes to the other car to check on the driver. She is surprised it is Bill. She calls out to him. Brooke goes to the driver’s side window and yells at Bill. She tries to get him to respond. Bill starts to come to. She asks how he is. Bill is confused. Brooke explains what just happened. Bill is in some sort of pain. Brooke wants to obtain medical help for him. Bill won’t hear of it. He thinks he’s fine. His abdomen hurts. Brooke removes his seat belt at his request. Bill breathes. Apparently, Brooke smelled the liquor on his breath and asks him about it. Bill doesn’t answer. Brooke wants him to leave the scene. She wants him to allow her to “drive” his car. Bill grimaces in pain.
Brooke helps Bill into her home. Bill is groaning. He regrets the danger he put Brooke in. Brooke believes they were fortunate. She wants to go into the house. Bill agrees. He groans again. Later, Bill and Brooke are on a bed – I believe it is hers. She is holding a compress on his head. He wonders how she is. She reassures him. Brooke credits her “air bag”. Bill admits he messed up by getting behind the wheel. Brooke questions Bill’s motivation. Bill sighs. Bill blames his frustration with Katie. Brooke reminds him of the phone conversation they had earlier. It takes Bill a moment to recall his desire for him and Brooke to confront Katie. Bill admits that he could have gotten a lift from Alison. Brooke is surprised Alison was aware of what was going on. Bill explains how he blew off a chance to have someone else take him home. Bill minimizes his alcohol consumption. Brooke doesn’t seem to buy it. Bill admits he was wrong. Brooke sighs. This is the first and last time he plans to make that mistake. Brooke insists he get medical help. Bill refuses. Brooke suggests Bridget’s services. Bill wants to keep it between them. Brooke agrees. She suggests “an ice pack”. As she’s about to leave, he grabs her arm. He makes it clear he regrets his actions. He won’t repeat them. Brooke heads off. Bill sighs and shakes his head slightly.
Later, Brooke offers Bill coffee. Bill appreciates it yet thinks he doesn’t require anything more to get him to realize he made a mistake. “How could this happen?” Brooke bemoans. Bill groans. He unbuttons his shirt. Brooke hands him the ice pack. Bill applies it. “It happened because Katie is pushing me too far. I know she’s your sister and you’re going to want to defend her. I get that.” “No, not always. Not after some of the things that she said to me earlier.” Brooke admits. Are these people for real? “She can’t keep trying to control every aspect of my life.” Bill laments. (Says the man who just got into a drunk-driving accident.) “I’m sick of it, and I’ve had enough.” Oh, Bill, you are so righteous in your indignation. Brooke wonders if Bill has let Katie know. Bill rants about Katie’s seemingly limitless demands. “I’m a man, Brooke. And I’m not going to put up with it.” Brooke considers. She again asks what he told Katie. Bill instead relates to Brooke the rules of the drinking game. Brooke groans. Bill admits “it was childish”. Brooke gets why he did it yet doesn’t condone his means. Bill thinks Katie is so unreasonable that “there’s nothing I can do to please her”. Oh please, like he did all of this to please Katie. Bill has given up on having Katie the way she used to be. He mentions “the medication for her depression”. He thinks Katie may believe it’s over. Bill desires… he looks at Brooke. He bemoans his actions. “And you saved me. Thank you.” They stare at each other. Eye roll. I hope this jerk ends up sincerely regretting this attitude of his towards Katie. That would be satisfying.
At home, right after the accident, Katie suddenly has a bad feeling. Danielle is concerned. She notes that Will isn’t distressed. Katie agrees. Katie thinks Will needs to be sleeping. Danielle suggests he is staying up in order to see Bill. Katie is worried that Bill won’t return soon. Danielle tries to reassure her. She then brings up Bill’s alcohol consumption. Katie mentions Bill’s criticism of her over the rules; now she is starting to agree with him. Katie again notes that Bill desires things she can’t fulfill. Danielle believes that Katie’s priority should be Will. Katie believes she isn’t doing enough. Danielle appreciates Katie owning her faults, but believes Bill isn’t carrying his portion of the accountability. Danielle remarks that Katie has more tolerance for Bill than she does. Katie notes how much she wants him in her life. Danielle believes that Katie has been a positive influence on Bill. Katie sighs. She thinks Bill views her as a nag. Danielle questions how bad their last run-in was. Katie tells her about the drinking game. Was it scotch or whiskey? “That’s mature.” Danielle comments. Katie agrees. Katie brings up Brooke contacting Bill during the argument. Danielle notes the past lip lock. Katie confirms it. Katie takes some of the blame for that. However, her problem isn’t with that incident but what has gone on since then. “Brooke. She just can’t stop with men. She always goes too far. It ends in disaster.”
Katie mentions that Will has gone to bed after all. She sits next to Danielle, who is flipping through Katie’s wedding album. Danielle wonders if it’s okay. Katie had been viewing it before, that’s why it was left out. Danielle regrets not giving Katie a heads up about Bill. Katie laughs. She admits that Karen was concerned, but that didn’t stop Katie. Danielle notes the wedding was a “park” close to her childhood home. Katie acknowledges that it was less extravagant than Bill’s vision. Both Katie and Danielle agree the wedding “was beautiful”. There is a picture of Bill and Katie exchanging vows in front of a fountain. Katie is smiling. Danielle seems concerned. “Brooke says that if he’s vulnerable to her it’s because I’m not giving him what he needs.” Katie mentions. “It’s a good thing you told Brooke to back off.” Danielle responds. Katie repeats what Brooke said about her being “insecure”. Danielle wonders if that was said due to Katie’s concern about Brooke and Bill. “I don’t think that’s insecurity, Katie. I think it’s knowing Brooke’s history and not want to see it repeat itself with your baby’s father. You have a family to protect.” Katie remarks on Bill’s assertion that he does what he does in order to keep “his family” secure. Katie talks about how ecstatic she was when she married Bill. She had hoped things would stay the same, or at least that they would overcome any problems. She is still hopeful. Danielle notices her determination. She wonders if Brooke gets it. “Well, I didn’t pull any punches.” Katie notes. “Well, according to what you told me neither did she.” Danielle remarks. She brings up what Brooke stated about Katie and Bill breaking up due to Katie not fulfilling Bill’s desires. Danielle doesn’t know what Brooke’s intent was, but doesn’t think that’s good. Katie remarks that Brooke won’t acknowledge her concerns. Danielle thinks Brooke won’t admit to it because then she would have to leave Bill alone. Katie considers.
Katie brings up that Brooke doesn’t believe she’s done anything wrong. Danielle stands. She is incredulous given what Katie saw at Forrester. “Apparently, I overanalyze everything, and I’m difficult. And if I would just flirt with my husband and let him have a drink every now and then….” Katie relays. Danielle brings up what happened to Caroline. She seems to think Bill “pushed” her. Katie doesn’t correct her. Danielle has remained troubled over the incident. Katie thinks Bill ought to have reanalyzed his drinking after that incident. Katie doesn’t believe Bill thinks that way – not given the drinking game. Danielle declares Bill to be “a spoiled brat” then catches herself. She instead states that is the way he’s acting. Danielle sighs. She believes the fact that Bill has a family should cause him to alter his behavior. Katie only wishes he were there right now. Katie tries to call Bill. Danielle comments that Bill is most likely at work sulking. Katie leaves a message. She expresses her regret over what transpired. She alludes to wanting to give him a lift to their house. She hangs up. She looks at the photo of them staring at each other during the wedding. She reflects on their vows, including her saying she likes his weaknesses. Of course, she also believed he was truthful and capable of “loyalty” at the time. There are flashbacks. In the present, tears stream down Katie’s face.
Katie relates how she promised “not to try to change him”. Katie mentions how Bill is aware of her concern about his alcohol consumption. She seems concerned by his consumption level earlier. Danielle thinks that though Bill hasn’t appeared intoxicated, he routinely consumes liquor “during the day”. Danielle expresses concern that he may drive while under the influence. She sees Bill as someone who doesn’t believe he has to follow “the rules”. Katie realizes Danielle is saying that Bill could choose to operate a vehicle despite his consumption of the whiskey. Danielle is quiet. Kate considers.
Lt. Baker gets a call about “the traffic accident”, given whose vehicle was left behind. The officer fills Lt. Baker in on what the scene looks like. The officer is contacting Lt. Baker due to his history with “the Forresters”. Lt. Baker wants to handle the case. He then takes a bite of his sandwich.