I wish we had a better understanding of what Ally's issues are, because if they are simply becoming combative or outspoken, I see that as a non-issue. Now, if she has emotional or mental problems, particularly if she is prone to violence, either from losing Darla, or from being bullied, that is an entirely different matter. The problem for me is I just don't know how I am supposed to take her. The outburst today would have been perfectly exceptable if I didn't know there was some problem lurking in the background, well, maybe not totally exceptable. I didn't have a problem with it until she started talking about Hope's Message; I guess screwing Liam isn't the same thing as screwing Wyatt, and that makes it OK in Ally's head, because she didn't have an issue with Liam. In any event, I certainly hope Eric made a mental note to contact Thorne.
I am not surprised, but I am disappointed, that they are having Brooke go down this "your breaking up our family" road. Brooke and Ridge haven't had a solid relationship or family for many years, and this dialog is making her look foolish. Instead, I wish she had focused on the pure skeeviness of Ridge, once again, becoming romantically involved with someone he has seen as his little sister for most of his adult life. Really, since everyone is all to quick to remind Brooke about Deacon, then maybe someone should talk to Ridge about his ill-fated romance with Bridget. I realize that Ridge and Bridget aren't blood related; neither are Ridge and Katie, but there comes a time in familial relationships where a line is crossed and there is no turning back. I have been married 28 years, just about the same as Ridge and Brooke have off and on been together, and I can say without hesitation, that I could never see Mr. RuntheTable's little brother in a romantic way. And his little brother is 45 years old, smokin hot, sweet and very successful, but he is also my brother now.
So why was Ridge at Katie's again? If he was a block of wood last week, he was a heaping chunk of conrete today. Seriously dude, why did you wait until today to tell Brooke that you are a changed man? Why not, oh I don't know, before you proposed to her? Ridge is being written as a frumpy, grumpy old man, who has found a higher calling in life. Pffft! This is classic mid-life crisis, and Ridge is trying to prove something to himself. Stephanie is gone, so who is left on the canvas to remind Ridge of how terrible Brooke is? Ridge needs that moral compass in his life to create the angst that allows him to always dump Brooke for the "better" girl. Although no one has ever been right in your face with it, except for Stephanie and Taylor, it has always been perceived that anyone Ridge is with is better than Brooke. Given that, I find it oddly interesting that when the path was clear for Ridge to finally be with Brooke, something he has purported to want for decades, that he created this obstacle with Bill. My only hope is this will finally open Brooke's eye's, and show her how much of her life she has wasted on this man, and his indecisive, waffling, mama's boy ass.