On yesterday's episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful," Brooke couldn't stop thinking about Katie's biting words. She gazed at Bill sleeping in her bed and worried about being able to get through this. She continued to hear her sister tell her that she had won. Bill roused and couldn't believe how well he had slept. He wondered how long Brooke had been up. Brooke said she didn't sleep at all. She didn't know if she could do this. She told Bill she kept thinking she had stolen Bill and in the process, she destroyed Katie's relationship. Bill told her a person couldn't steal something that had been thrown away. Katie had tossed him out like a worn pair of pantyhose in his mind.
Brooke's thoughts were with Katie and Will. She was worried about them. Bill emphatically told her that Katie and Will would be fine. He said they were moving on together and he suggested Brooke drop the guilt. Bill continued to say he was no longer any good for Katie. He would always be there for Will. Brooke said Katie said terrible things to her. Bill advised Brooke to remember they were together because of Katie. Katie had pushed them together. Bill told Brooke they deserved to be happy. She continued worrying about Katie until he pulled her into a kiss.
Bill liked the fact that Brooke accepted him for who he was. Katie had constantly tried to change him. Bill was sure they had met their match in each other. Bill said throughout his entire life, people had been trying to change him. Brooke wondered if she had managed to tame the stallion. Bill said she had and it was not easy.
Back at Forrester Creations, Rick told the staff that the Hope for the Future line would now be known at HFTF. Thomas made fun of the acronym but Rick thought it flowed off the tongue. He explained this was all part of his re-branding efforts. Rick and Thorne had no faith at all in Rick and they reminded him if he didn't reach the sales goal, he would lose the presidency. Rick insisted he was well aware of the stakes.
Thomas informed Rick that several of the buyers had no intention of coming to the showing because they had lost faith in the brand. Thomas was insisting taking the company in a new direction was the only way to turn things around. Rick agreed they needed some new ideas, but he felt the core identity of the Forrester Creations was important. He wanted to preserve that identity. Rick said they could compromise. Thorne and Thomas felt as though Rick was heading down the wrong path. Thorne was sure he would be president by the end of the day.
An overtired Caroline who hadn't slept all night pleaded with staff members for coffee. Brooke could have been helping her since she was up all night too, but of course, that didn't happen. Carter came along and urged Caroline not to give up on Rick because he didn't intend to give up on Maya. Caroline had that covered. Carter flashed back to the kiss he shared with Maya. Seriously Carter? Is there anyone on this show who doesn't have flashbacks?
Rafael called Caroline and told her he had something urgent to tell her. She was way too busy at the moment and promised to get back to him after the show. Caroline missing a scoop is so not typical!
Maya entered and Caroline greeted her. Maya told Caroline how grateful Rick was for all her help. Caroline explained working all night, but she felt as though she owed this to Rick and the company. Caroline mentioned all the mistakes she made with Rick. She had her share of secrets and she knew now that was the one thing Rick despised. She said after everything Amber had put Rick through, honesty was the most important thing to him. Maya went on her way with some food for thought, and Rick entered the showroom. Rick thanked Caroline for all her hard work and mentioned Thorne and Thomas had already written him off.
A determined Caroline insisted they would be celebrating later. She said this was all going to work out. She apologized to him again about ruining everything between them. Rick said he had simply fallen in love with someone else. He told Caroline it wasn't all her fault. Caroline mentioned the secrets she had kept from Rick and how much she regretted them. Rick said there were a few woman in his life who had lied and cheated on him. He noted he never had to worry about that with Maya because she was brutally honest. It was refreshing for Rick. Maya was listening to their conversation from a distance.
Rick went off and Caroline received another text from Rafael who said he needed to talk to her ASAP.
Maya found Carter outside and wanted to know if he had kept their secret. Carter insisted he promised Maya he wouldn't tell a soul and he hadn't. He said he would never betray her that way. Maya admitted she was thinking of telling Rick the truth about her and Carter after the show. Her decision could have given Carter some hope that Maya could soon be available if Rick doesn't react the way she hopes he will.
On today's episode, according to this CBS video preview, Eric tells a rattled Rick he's anxious to see what he has. Rick tells Eric to keep an open mind. Eric states the numbers and the audience reaction will tell him everything he needs to know. Thorne and Thomas wonder why Rick is being so mysterious. Rick said he's building anticipation for his new brand. On the way to the showroom, Rick gazes at the president label underneath his name on his office door.
In this second B&B video preview clip for today, Rick's show doesn't appear to be going too well, and that gives Thorne and Thomas something to look forward too. Rafael tells Caroline about Maya and Carter. She tells Rafael she will make sure Rick finds out about this after she helps him keep his job. Rick yells at someone to give the man some common courtesy and let him speak. Interesting. Will it be Eric with an announcement? Caroline approaches Rick and says she has something she needs to tell him.
Don't miss today's episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful," and do share your thoughts in the comments section below. Rick's under pressure about that job of his and Maya's under pressure regarding the night she spent with Carter and whether or not to tell Rick. Are you rooting for Thorne or Rick? Who do you want for Rick? Caroline or Maya? Vent away in the comments section below.