located a man named Philip Whitacre whom she discovered
was still married to Brooke. Jordan and
Will came to blows over Alex. Will arranged
for James's film Angel Assassin to receive
an X-rating, forcing him to pull it from release.
Frustrated, James blew up at Brooke and caused
her to pack her things and move out. Miranda
found a duffel bag of money belonging to Brett and
questioned him about it. Brett claimed it
was his life savings, then remembered the struggle
with Bailey in their Las Vegas hotel room.
The Fern Bar was a tacky
retro cocktail lounge in Van Nuys patroned mostly by
college kids from UCLA and the occasional businessman or bored suburban
housewife longing for a night on the town.
and Brett took their seats at a table with Ethan and Winter, ordered a round of
drinks and snacked on a bowl of pretzels.
After Miranda introduced Brett, and Ethan introduced Winter, the group
settled down for an enjoyable evening out.
It was long overdue, as the past few weeks had been a strain in every
new roommate is singing tonight,” Ethan announced.
I can’t wait to hear her,” Winter agreed, sipping her tequila sunrise through a
straw. “You know, I like having someone
around that I can talk to. A girl, I
mean. I’ve never had a roommate
before. I never even had that many
girlfriends when I was in school.”
are you adjusting to life at Shay Blackthorne?” Ethan asked Brett with a smirk.
hesitated for a minute and shrugged. “So
far so good,” he replied, kissing Miranda on her glossy pink lips. “It wouldn’t matter where I was as long as
Miranda was there.”
guys make me sick,” Winter joked, popping a pretzel in her mouth.
all laughed just as the lights dimmed and a man got up on the stage and spoke
into the microphone. “Ladies and
gentlemen, making her second appearance at the Fern Bar, please welcome Lauren
crowed applauded as Lauren stepped out onto the stage and the band behind her
started to play a jazzy rock tune.
is your roommate?” Miranda asked, tapping her foot in time with the music.
huh,” Winter replied.
pretty,” Brett remarked, then made a sour face when Miranda punched him in the
it,” she said.
she is,” he said with a laugh. “But not
as pretty as you, Sweetie pie.”
God, knock it off,” Winter complained sarcastically.
table grew quiet as Lauren started to sing her number. When the song ended, the crowd went wild with
applause. Lauren took a bashful bow and
stepped down off the stage. She spotted
Winter at her table and waved, running over to join them.
you guys,” she said, trying to catch her breath. “Thanks a lot for coming. So whaddya think?”
were amazing!” Winter exclaimed, patting her roommate on the back.
nice,” Ethan agreed.
you should be doing this for real,” Brett remarked. “I mean, get out of this smoky dive and get
your name out there. I can see it up in
laughed and flung her blond hair over her shoulder. “Yeah right,” she said modestly.
this is Miranda and Brett,” Winter said.
to meet you,” she replied.
I’m serious,” Brett continued. “You
should really look into getting some representation. I’d be happy to set something up for
you. I’ve done some similar work in the
thanks,” Lauren said with a bright smile.
“It’s just a hobby though. I’m
just destined to be a waitress.”
laughed. Suddenly he got an idea. Maybe
Lauren was the act Stormy was searching for.
was past midnight when Brooke started to drift off to sleep in front of the
TV. She’d gone to her friend Bianca's
apartment in Studio City after leaving the mansion
earlier that day. Of course being the
friend she was, Bianca offered her small apartment to her for as long as she
needed. Then after a long cry and heart
to heart, Bianca went to her bedroom and Brooke sat up to watch some old
A knock at the door sent her to an
upright position, looking around as she almost forgot where she was. Bianca came out of her room in an oversized
L.A. Lakers T-shirt and opened the door to James standing out in the hall.
Bianca,” he said. “I know it’s late, but
I was wondering if you’ve heard from Brooke.”
did just what Brooke asked her to do.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Blackthorne, I haven’t seen her,” she said, standing in
the doorway so he couldn’t see into the living room.
appeared stricken with disappointment.
“Oh, I see,” he said glumly.
“Well if you do see her, please tell her I’m looking for her and I’d
very much like to talk to her.”
will,” she replied before shutting the door.
She gave Brooke a sympathetic smile and a kiss on the cheek before
returning to her bedroom.
on the couch in despair, Brooke pondered her decision to leave the mansion that
day. She wondered if she’d done the
right thing. Should she at least give
him the chance to explain? To apologize?
jumped up and ran to the door, pulling it open in an instant. To her surprise, James was still standing out
in the hall, his hands dug deep into the pockets of his beige trench coat.
knew you were inside,” he said. “I was
hoping you’d reconsider seeing me.
Although I must admit, I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t. I know I’ve been a real ass and I’m sorry.”
in all of his words, Brooke wrapped her arms around herself and looked around
the deserted hallway. She felt
vulnerable standing out there in her nightshirt. But inviting James inside so they could talk
was out of the question. If she did, she
would cave in a matter of seconds.
I signed on to be your wife, I didn’t expect there to be limits,” she finally
are no limits.”
your wife when it’s convenient for you,” Brooke continued. “You include me in your life when it suits
you. You tell me things on a need to
know basis. I can’t live like that,
James. I just can’t.”
just don’t want to burden you with my problems,” he said. “Whether it’s Miranda or my long list of
enemies, or problems with the studio. I
don’t want you to be caught in the middle of all of that. I don’t want you involved in that part of my
have news for you,” Brooke replied plainly.
“That’s marriage. If you can’t
understand that then maybe you shouldn’t have gotten married again.”
She went back inside
and shut the door, a tear crawling down her cheek as she sunk to the floor in
despair. She hated what was happening to
them. It was too soon in their marriage
and Brett walked hand in hand along the beach, carrying their shoes and letting
the tide wash up around their bare feet.
The glow of the moonlight above illuminated their every step. Several yards behind, Ethan and Winter were
strolling along in the same fashion, enjoying a quiet evening after leaving the
you have a good time tonight?” Ethan asked with a smile.
nodded. “I’m really glad we ran into
each other again. You’re a totally
different person than I remember. We
both are. I think we’ve matured a lot.”
“Yeah? I think so too,” she replied, tightening her
grip on his hand. “I can’t thank you
enough for everything you’ve done for me.”
haven’t done that much,” he said.
“You’ve done it all on your own.”
know what I mean. Just having you in my
life again has done wonders. I actually
feel like a worthwhile person again. I
can’t tell you what it’s like feeling like you don’t matter to anyone. Like you’re alone in the world.”
stopped walking and Ethan kissed her warmly.
“You’re not alone,” he said.
threw her arms around him and they swayed back and forth. Suddenly she lost her balance and fell,
pulling Ethan down with her. Seconds
later they were laying ion the ground, the tide washing over them.
did that on purpose!” he yelled through fits of laughter.
did not!” she screamed as he tickled her relentlessly, soaked from the cool
kissed passionately, ignoring the sand that covered their skin and the water
that rushed over their bodies.
later, they were in her bedroom at her apartment down the beach. Ethan pulled her soaked blouse over her head
and then removed her skirt. His eyes
filled with lust, he peeled off his shirt and pants and pushed her down onto
the bed. The moonlight emanated through
the windows and cast a warm glow over their naked bodies as they succumbed to
spent most of the next morning shopping on Rodeo Drive.
She left her favorite boutique with an armful of bags and started toward
her limousine waiting for her by the curb.
another limousine on the way, she paused when the window rolled down and Jordan
Rydell appeared in the back seat. She
looked at him skeptically and took the single red rose that he held out the
you following me?” she asked, smelling the fragrant scent of the flower.
“Me? No. I
shop here all the time,” he replied, pushing open the door and motioning for
her to join him inside.
hesitated, wondering what he was up to.
He must have gotten over the scene the other day at her beach house with
Will Thomerson. At least she hadn’t
alienated him forever.
handed her bags to her driver and climbed into Jordan’s limousine, gracefully crossing
her legs and accepting a glass of champagne from him.
you’re done being angry with me?” she asked with a playful pout.
wasn’t angry,” Jordan
replied. “Just disappointed. Then I got to thinking, why would I expect
the beautiful, alluring, exquisite Alex Reynolds to limit herself to one man when she could have all of Hollywood if she wanted?”
glad you see it that way,” Alex replied, sipping from her glass.
“Then I got to thinking, she’s probably
just waiting for someone to make her an offer she can’t refuse,” he said with a
grin on his handsome face.
this your Godfather impersonation?”
she asked jokingly.
this is me making you an offer you can’t refuse,” Jordan replied, reaching into his suit
jacket and removing a small box from Tiffany. Alex’s face turned stark white as she watched
him open the lid to reveal a sparking seven-karat princess cut diamond ring.
Jordan,” she said, biting her lip. The ring was extraordinary. She knew what was coming next.
me,” he said with his usual boyish charm.
“Make me the happiest man in
was awestruck. She didn’t know what to
say or what to do. All she could do was
stare at the magnificent ring that hovered in close proximity to her face. “Jordan, I….” she began, stammering over her
words. “I need some time.”
for what?” he asked, removing the ring and placing it delicately on her slender
finger. “Look, a perfect fit. Just like us.”
smiled radiantly, staring at the ring and then back at Jordan.
She had to be level headed about this.
She was very attracted to Jordan Rydell and found him to be a very
exciting man, but this was too soon.
Besides, she had an interest in Will Thomerson as well and she wasn’t
ready to choose between the two men. Not
going to have to think about this,” she finally said. “I’m sorry Jordan.
It’s not a no, but…”
it’s not a yes, either.”
shook her head.
that’s better than a no,” Jordan admitted. “So keep the ring and I’ll ask you again
sometime. Sometime very soon.”
sighed with relief, leaning forward and kissing him happily. She had certainly not been expecting
something like this. What could the day
Armstrong drove to Good Times Records
and found Stormy in the control booth playing with some new tracks he’d
recorded earlier. He stood outside the
glass soundproof door and listened, waiting for Stormy to get finished. A minute later Stormy looked up and motioned
for him to come inside.
up, bro?” Stormy asked, taking off his headphones and pulling a chair out for
wouldn’t believe it if I told you,” Brett began. “Have I got the perfect act for you or what?”
frowned. “What act?”
girl. This singer I saw last night at
the Fern Bar. Man, she’s outta sight. You gotta hear it to believe it, Stormy.”
him off, Stormy went back to his control table.
“Yeah right,” he said dismissively.
“I have a pretty keen ear, Brett.
I’m very particular about the sound I like. I doubt very much you found someone that fits
the bill just like that.”
telling you, man, you will dig this girl.”
doubtful,” Stormy maintained. “Come on,
Brett. What do you know about good
know a hit when I hear it. Come on, just
say you’ll come with me to hear her. I
promise, if you’re not impressed, I’ll go streaking through downtown Hollywood.”
Stormy got up and gave him a high five.
“You’re on,” he said, grabbing his jacket and heading for the door. “Let’s roll.”
met Jack Fallmont for drinks at the Polo
Lounge and ordered two straight bourbons before they even started talking
business. His nerves were a wreck. The fact that his marriage was in trouble, on
top of his financial problems was enough to send him over the edge.
around town is that Angel Assassin is
not going to be released,” Jack said, rubbing his chin in concentration.
just need some edits,” James replied.
“When that’s done I’ll resubmit it and it’ll get an R rating. I’ll be a little behind schedule but I’ll
get it released, Jack. I will. And all the publicity over this X rating will
only help our box office business.”
shook his head doubtfully. “I’m not so
sure about that, James,” he said matter-of-factly. “History shows that movies that get this kind
of start fail at the box office. Some
theaters still won’t show it. You’ll be
dealing with a limited release. You
can’t make back the money you spent under those circumstances.”
“Come on, Jack.
We’ve been friends a long time.
You can give me the benefit of the doubt, can’t you? There’s a good chance the movie will still
“And there’s an even
better chance it won’t,” Jack insisted before taking a swig of his
whiskey. “I’m sorry, James. I can’t afford to lose that much money. Adrienne will have my hide if she doesn’t get
to go on her annual cruise this summer.”
“Jack, we’re not
talking about that much money,” James claimed.
“Fallmont Industries is one of the top importers in the States.”
“It’s all tied up in
investments that I can’t get out of,” Jack confided. “James, I have my family to think about. My hands are tied, I’m sorry. I have to call in that loan now. If I don’t, I’m afraid I’ll never see that
James shook his head
in desperation. He was at a loss. He didn’t know what to do.
personal, James,” Jack continued. “It’s
“Sure, just business,”
James said, staring across the room in a daze.
He had to think of something fast.
Ethan opened his
front door and found Brooke standing there about to knock. “Hey,” he said with a smile. “What’s going on?”
Before she could
reply, Winter stepped up to the door and wrapped her arms around Ethan from
behind. “Lunch is ready,” she said, then
turned her sights to Brooke outside on the porch.
“I’m sorry, I can see
you’re busy,” Brooke began. She turned
and started down the driveway, knowing she shouldn’t have gone to see Ethan.
“Brooke, wait!” Ethan
called after her. He broke away from
Winter and ran down the driveway.
“What’s wrong?” he asked.
Winter watched them
from the doorway. She wondered what
Brooke Taylor was doing there. Whatever
the reason, Ethan was certainly eager to jump to her aid.
“Nothing, I just
thought-“ Brooke started, shaking her head in frustration. “It’s nothing. Just forget it.”
“Wait, please talk to
me,” Ethan demanded, his hand clasping around her arm. He pulled her back and looked deeply into her
brilliant blue eyes. “I can tell
something is wrong.”
“I left James,” she
finally said, staring at the ground uncomfortably.
shocked. He’d just seen James yesterday
and he acted like everything between them was fine. “Why?
“I just couldn’t take
all of the secrets and the way he constantly pushed me away,” she
explained. “You saw the way he treated
me the other day in his office. He
thinks he can have two separate lives. But I won’t be disregarded. I don’t want to live like that.”
could tell how upset she was. He pulled
her close tried to soothe her distraught state of mind. Damn James for treating her this way. Didn't he know what a good thing he had? But he went ahead and ruined it anyway with
his bullheaded attitude.
so sorry," he said, smoothing his hand down her silky hair.
looked past him and saw Winter glaring at her from the house. She realized
she was overstepping her
bounds. They'd promised each other that
they weren't going to run to each other anymore. They had to stand on their own. Ethan had obviously gotten over whatever
feelings he had for her. She had to
respect that. It was only right.
should go," she said, pulling away from him and starting toward her car.
don't like you being alone when you're this upset," Ethan said, his eyes
shook her head and got into her car.
"I'll be okay. I'm sorry I
watched as she peeled out of the driveway and sped off down the road. He felt horrible for her. He had no idea things were that bad with
James. Slowly he turned back and started
up to the house where Winter was waiting.
was that all about?" she asked.
left James," Ethan explained.
"She's very upset. I feel
like I should go after her so she isn't alone."
put her hands on his shoulders and looked into his deep brown eyes. "You can't be there for Brooke every
time something goes wrong in her life. "
nodded with agreement. As much as he
hated to admit it, he had to stay away from Brooke. It was for the good of everyone
involved. He started down the hall to
the kitchen while Winter stared out the window in a daze. Suddenly she realized something that she
should have known all along.
must have been worried about Ethan's connection to Brooke. That's why it was so important to him that
she start seeing him again. That was why
he set up the "accidental" meeting that day.
prospect disturbed her to no end. If
James was that worried about his wife and Ethan, then she should be too. She'd have to keep an eye on Brooke from now
on. No way was she going to let her
swoop in and wreck everything that she had worked so hard to get.
That evening, Miranda
walked into her father's bedroom and found him staring out the window, a voided
look on his face. She knew he must be
agonizing over Brooke's leaving. It
killed her that her father was hurting.
she said, walking up to him.
He spun around
quickly, barely cracking a smile when he saw her. "Hi Sweetheart."
"I'm sorry about
Brooke," she said.
He shook his
head. "It's okay, we'll work it
Miranda was shocked
by his response. "You mean you
would actually consider taking her back after she ran out on you like
that?" she asked bluntly.
"Daddy, don't you have any pride?
You saw the way she walked out of here the other day. She didn't even bat
please-" James protested. He didn't
want to hear her badmouthing Brooke right now.
"I'm sorry, I
just think she's used up all of her chances," she continued. She knew the words would hurt her father but
she had to say them. She had to get
through to him that Brooke was bad news.
"She just bailed as soon as things got tough. Is that the kind of wife you want?"
understand, Miranda. It's not as simple
"Yes it is as
simple as that! She's supposed to be
your wife! She should stick by you no
matter what. But she's doing exactly
what I said she would and leaving you high and dry."
enough!" James yelled angrily. He'd
listened to all he was going to. He couldn't take anyone
bad mouthing Brooke when he was the one to blame. He grabbed his jacket and keys and headed for
"Where are you
going?" Miranda asked.
"I'm going to
bring Brooke home," he replied before storming out into to the hall.
Shaking her head in
frustration, Miranda plopped down onto the bed and leaned back. She stared at the ceiling, wishing her father
wasn't so blind to Brooke. She was bad
news and after everything she was still the only one who knew it.
Meanwhile, Stormy and
Brett were seated at a table at the Fern
Bar listening to Lauren sing another tune, this one a slow ballad. The waitress brought them each a drink and
they handed her a fistful of cash.
"What did I tell
you?" Brett asked, yelling over the music.
"She's fantastic, isn't she?"
Stormy hesitated for
a minute and then broke into a grin, giving Brett a nod of approval. "Okay so you were right. She's fantastic."
it!" Brett exclaimed, pushing a lock of brown hair from his forehead. "I'm telling you, man, she's your next
Stormy nodded in
agreement, watching Lauren carefully. He
loved everything about her. She was a
natural talent with a lot of stage presence.
He had to meet her.
When the song ended
she disappeared into the crowd of bar patrons.
Brett stood up and flagged her down.
Smiling, she walked hesitantly to their table and eyed him suspiciously.
"You were here
last night, weren't you?" she asked, wondering if he was some kind of
Brett nodded. "Yeah, I thought you were so good I had
to come back," he said, then gestured to Stormy. "This is my brother-in-law, Stormy
Lauren's gaze met
Stormy's and she became immediately mesmerized by his deep blue eyes. There was something about him that made her
tingle from head to toe. "Nice to
meet you," she said, shaking his hand and suddenly feeling weak in the
were amazing," Stormy said, admiring her gorgeous blue eyes and full pink
blushed and smiled from ear to ear.
is a record producer," Brett remarked.
"Ever heard of Good Times
shook her head, still fixated on Stormy and his boyish good looks. "No, I’m sorry I haven't."
laughed. "It's okay, we're still
pretty new," he said. "I've
been looking for a new singer. After
hearing you I think I've found her."
Lauren asked in disbelief.
have something that I like," Stormy explained. "And believe me, I don’t say that about
me, he doesn't," Brett interjected.
what are we talking about here?" Lauren asked.
record deal," Stormy replied.
"An album, promotional appearances, you name it."
burst out into a fit of excited laughter.
"Oh my God, I can't believe this is happening to me," she
said. She thought it was too good to be
true. Suddenly a thought occurred to
her. "Wait a minute. Is this some kind of pick up scam? I mean, are you guys for real or are you
just trying to get me into bed?"
laughed. "It's legit. Stormy's father is James Blackthorne. His mother is Alex Reynolds."
Reynolds, the movie star?" Lauren asked in disbelief. "Now I know this is too good to be
for real," Stormy said. "How
long have you been singing here?"
just started this week."
did you sing before?" Stormy asked.
shook her head. "Nowhere,
really. In the shower mostly."
cute is that?" Brett said.
you free tomorrow morning?" Stormy asked.
He felt himself growing aroused by the close proximity of their
bodies. She had an effect on him like no
woman ever had. "I thought we could
go down to the studio and do some demos."
Lauren exclaimed. "That would be
smiled in satisfaction. Finally he had
the new act he'd been looking for. He
saw great things ahead for him
and for Lauren Spencer.
was at home in Malibu, laying on the sofa and admiring
the giant engagement ring Jordan had placed on her finger. The doorbell rang and she looked at her
watch, wondering who would be coming by so late.
across the plush carpet in her stiletto heels and white nightgown, she pulled
open the door and smiled at the sight of Will Thomerson standing outside with a
bouquet of roses.
sorry for overreacting," he said.
"Can you forgive me?"
smiled and stood clear of the door.
Will came inside and set the roses down onto a table.
course," Alex replied, putting her arms around him and pulling him into a
I was hoping I wouldn't have to celebrate my victory over James all by
myself," Will said, leading her to the sofa.
expression dimmed a little. She got the
feeling Will only wanted her to help him in his vendetta against James. Granted, she had been initially attracted to
him because of their mutual hatred for James.
But after they spent the night together she began to feel that there was
more to it. Now it seemed that Will was
still only looking at her as an ally.
one of my plan has gone off without a hitch," Will said. "James has recently learned that his
film will not be released. He's losing
money as we speak."
wonderful," Alex replied uneasily.
She couldn't help the fact that she wanted their relationship to be
about more than the vendetta.
until you hear about my next idea," Will continued. A sparkle from her hand caught his attention
and he looked closer, examining the enormous ring on her finger. "What's that?"
sighed and gave a nonchalant shrug.
"An engagement ring."
know what it is," he said.
"Where did it come from?"
paused and stood up to fix herself a nightcap.
"Jordan Rydell asked me to marry him today."
nearly fell out of his seat. He was
stunned that things had progressed so far with Alex and Jordan. "Really? Well, that's wonderful. What did you say?"
turned to him and took a sip of brandy.
"I told him I'd have to think about it," she said, her eyes
unrelenting from his.
see," Will said, getting up and walking to her. He took her drink and set it down then
grabbed her by the arms and pulled her close.
"What exactly are you waiting for?"
closed her eyes in ecstasy as he brushed his lips against her neck, driving her
wild. "I don’t know," she
whispered. "What should I be waiting for?"
ripped her nightgown open and ran his tongue along her cleavage. He threw her onto the sofa and climbed on top
of her. "Forget Rydell," he
said between hurried kisses. "Marry
hold of his thick blond hair, she pulled him close and kissed him hard. She was totally into Will Thomerson. He was exciting, full of sex appeal, and
powerful. On the other hand, so was
Jordan Rydell. She was so
confused. How in the world was she going
to choose between them?
pounded on the door with his fist, calling Brooke's name from out in the
"Brooke! Open up!"
door to Bianca's apartment instantly opened and Brooke stood there, her eyes
red and swollen and a dismal look on her pretty face. They stood in silence for what seemed like an
eternity before Brooke finally opened her mouth to speak.
are you doing here?" she asked.
want you to come home with me," James said, his eyes pleading. "You don't belong here, Brooke. You belong at home with me."
shook her head, sobbing hysterically.
"If I come home nothing will change," she cried. "You'll shut me out just like
won't," he insisted. "I
promise. I want to include you in my life
but you have to help me. You can't get
upset and leave every time something goes wrong. We have to be able to talk about it."
realized that James wasn't asking for too much.
With some open lines of communication their problems might very well be
solved. She wanted to go home with him
more than anything. She hated how things
Brooke," James continued, holding his hand out to her. "Please come back with me."
don't know…" she hesitated.
gritted his teeth and grabbed her by the arms, pulling her toward him. "God damn it, Brook! You're my wife! You belong with me!"
fell into his arms in a fit of tears, sobbing on his shoulders as he held her
close and rocked her back and forth. She
knew it was useless trying to stay away.
Since the day
they met all she wanted was to be
with him, and nothing had changed.
stood in the hallway for a while, holding each other and expressing their love
for one another.
drove home and walked into the mansion. James
stopped and brushed a strand of blond hair from her eyes. "Why don't you go upstairs and start a
bath. I'll meet you up there."
managing a smile as her husband kissed her several times. She started up the stairs when Leilani
appeared and called after her.
in the parlor to see you, Mrs. Blackthorne," she said. "He's been waiting for a while. I told him I didn't know if you would be home
but he insisted on waiting."
Brooke frowned and
glanced at James. "I wonder who it
could be," she said, walking back down the stairs and across the
foyer. James followed her into the
parlor, his hand resting gently on her arm.
When they entered the
room, Philip Whitacre stood up from the sofa and turned to Brooke. "Hi Sweetheart," he said with a big
grin. "Did you miss me?"
Brooke's eyes flashed
open and she staggered back a step. She
couldn't believe Philip was standing right in front of her after all these
years. What was he doing there?
"Brooke, who is
this?" James asked, glaring wildly at Philip.
Unable to speak or
even move, Brooke simply stared in disbelief.
He was going to ruin everything.
James repeated, growing suspicious of the strange man in his house and Brooke's
odd reaction to him being there.
"Don't keep him
in suspense, Sweetheart," Philip said, his hands dug deep into the pockets
of his shorts. "Tell him. "
what?" James demanded.
Brooke looked at
James and swallowed hard. She began to
feel light headed, like the room was spinning and she couldn't stop it.
Brooke," Philip said. "Tell
him that I’m your husband."
Brooke felt herself
growing weak. She was so dizzy all of
the sudden. She couldn't believe what
words send Brooke fleeing again and she winds up
at Ethan's doorstep. Winter sees red when
Ethan puts everything on hold for Brooke. Stormy
and Brett go to work on Lauren's record. James
asks Kenny to help him bail out Sunset Studios.