B&B Transcript Thursday 11/8/01



The Bold & The Beautiful Thursday 11/8/01

By Linda
Proofread byBecky

Ridge: So help me God, I'm going to wipe that smug look off your face.

Massimo: And how will you do that? With threats, with insults? Or perhaps, you'll send me into a flying rage?

[Massimo laughs] impossible. I can't feel anger at you. You're only acting out of ignorance.

Ridge: Out of ignorance?

Massimo: Mm-hmm. You don't know how I am, why I do the things that I do.

Ridge: Because you hate my father, that's why, and you're trying to get back at him for stealing my mother away from you.

Massimo: Oh, hate, revenge? What a waste of time, a distraction from matters that really count. Case in point -- you. You have a beautiful wife, three lovely children waiting for you at home. What are you doing? You're standing here, railing at me.

Ridge: I'm here to give you a warning. I don't want you anywhere near my family, or Brooke for that matter.

Massimo: Still rushing to her defense, aren't you? Did you learn nothing?

Ridge: You don't have a clue what you put their family through, do you? Their family is ripped apart. She is not going to trust her father anymore. She'll likely never even speak to him again. How do you justify that, Massimo, huh?

Massimo: War is never pretty.

Ridge: Oh, that's just great. You're going to war against Brooke, huh? A lonely, vulnerable woman. Why, Massimo? What do you stand to gain?

Massimo: Not a thing. I didn't do it for me. I did it for your mother. I'm in love with her, you see.


Eric: Stephanie?

Stephanie: I was just going to check up on him.

Eric: Ridge will be fine, unless you think Massimo's going to do something to harm him.

Stephanie: Of course not.

Eric: Then everything's going to be all right.

Charles: Mr. And Mrs. Forrester, good evening.

Eric: Charles, hello.

Charles: Can I make a recommendation from the wine list?

Eric: Champagne, please. Something extraordinary. Something for a special occasion.

Charles: We have one remaining bottle of the '82 Dom rose.

Eric: Hmm. Sold. That'll be fine. Thank you very much.

Charles: Thank you, sir.

Stephanie: Did I miss something?

Eric: Yes, you did. We both have -- many opportunities for moments like this. How long has it been?

Stephanie: I don't remember, but it's really not important.

Eric: Yes, it is. How are you going to know how much you mean to me if I don't take the time to show you?

Stephanie: Well, that's very sweet.

Eric: Is this all right?

Stephanie: I'm sorry?

Eric: Or would you rather be somewhere else?

Stephanie: No. I love the Cafe Ruse. I'm enjoying myself. I just find it a bit ironic.

Eric: Ironic? I'm not sure what you mean.

Stephanie: Would you and I be sitting here if it weren't for Massimo?


Taylor: Hi.

Brooke: Taylor, I've been expecting you.

Taylor: You have?

Brooke: What happened to you?

Taylor: Oh. Oh, a little biking accident in Aspen.

Brooke: Oh, what a shame. Your visit's a little sooner than I expected. I mean, you and Ridge just got back a couple of hours ago, didn't you?

Taylor: Yes.

Brooke: Well, I guess you couldn't wait.

Taylor: Wait for what?

Brooke: To tell me how happy you are and what a solid marriage you have and what a wonderful time you had in Aspen.

Taylor: No, that wasn't what I was going to do at all.

Brooke: Oh, go ahead. I'm sure you've been looking forward to it.

Taylor: No, really, I wasn't. I was just walking by, and I saw you in here. I wanted to ask how you are. So, how are you?


Stephanie: I think I'll write Massimo a thank you note.

Eric: I think you should. He's obnoxious, and he's meddlesome, but he did bring my attention to something I've been ignoring.

Stephanie: Me.

Eric: I've been very focused on the children and everything that's wrong instead of paying attention to everything that's right, and that's us.

Stephanie: This really wasn't necessary.

Eric: It wasn't? You mean I could be at home right now watching football?

Stephanie: Sure. Want to go?

Eric: Waiter, check please.

[Stephanie laughs]

Stephanie: No, I'm having a good time.

Eric: Good.

Stephanie: I mean, this is fun. We should do it more often, but I don't need that much attention. And I'm not really high-maintenance, like some people I know.

Eric: Yeah. No, you're not, but a family is, and if Massimo were here, he would say that you've been doing all the work and that it's cost you your health and your happiness.

Stephanie: Massimo has a tendency to see life as either black or white.

Eric: Still, when I think back on the woman you were when I first met you, how you were so happy and carefree.

Stephanie: Is that how you remember it?

Eric: Are you saying that's not the way it was?

Stephanie: What does it matter? It was a long time ago. But I will tell you this -- Massimo's contention that life with him would have been a bowl of cherries is kind of silly. You never knew where he was going to be from one day to the next or whom he was going to be with. It wouldn't have worked out.

Eric: But you thought about it.

Stephanie: Huh?

Eric: Marrying him. You thought about what that would be like.

Stephanie: I didn't think about marrying anyone at 17.

Eric: Then I got you pregnant. How do you feel about that now?

Stephanie: How do I feel about that?

Eric: When you look back on that decision, the life you chose, do you have any regrets?


Ridge: You're in love with my mother?

Massimo: Yes, I am.

Ridge: Well, it's a little late for that declaration, wouldn't you say, Massimo? Because you missed your chance. My mother's happier than she's ever been.

Massimo: I believed that, too, based on our phone conversations, our corresponding, but then I paid a little visit here, and you know what I found? Your mother, after a confrontation with Brooke. She was devastated. She was shaking so badly she couldn't hold a glass of water. Do you know what she told me? She told me she feared for her life. That's why I took action. And you want to know something? I'd do it again.

Ridge: You stay away from my mother, you hear me? You stay away from my whole family.

Massimo: Believe me, I have no particular interest in wanting to get embroiled in your family's little dramas, but if your mother calls on me --

Ridge: Oh, she won't.

Massimo: Oh, you seem very sure about that.

Ridge: My mother is no wilting flower, Massimo.

Massimo: No. She's a very strong woman, isn't she? Tough, determined, a fighter. Would it surprise you to know that wasn't always the case, hmm? She has changed so much since we grew up together. I mean, there are a lot of things that are still the same -- I mean, her charm, her graciousness, but she has changed so much. She is almost recognizable. Your mother -- your mother was a delight. She was full of mischief. She was so independent. She had absolutely no fear. I mean, just being with her, you felt like you could do almost anything, because that's the way she felt, because of her. You know, we always thought she would have the most spectacular life. Well, contrast that with the woman that you see today, hmm? Disillusioned, disappointed, grateful for any shred of tenderness that her husband deigns to throw her way. She gave up her whole life for him, his name, his company, and then she was cast aside. Please, don't tell me again they've worked it out. Translated, that means she forgave him. But I haven't, and I won't. Not until she lives the life that I think she deserves.

Ridge: With you, I suppose.

Massimo: She could do worse.

[Massimo laughs] she already has.

Ridge: You're unbelievable. You spent your life sunbathing on your yachts, a different woman every week. And you've got the nerve to criticize my father? You're not half the man he is.

Massimo: Everything he is is because of her. Her money got him started! Her connections made him known! He'd be nothing without her! She would be living a glorious life if she wasn't with that damn fool!


Brooke: How am I? Well, let me see. According to you, vicious, evil, sick.

Taylor: I'm sure we've both said things that we regret.

Brooke: And what about things that you didn't say, like letting me believe that my father was dying?

Taylor: That was a mistake.

Brooke: One that you're not going to lose sleep over, I'm sure.

Taylor: Have you talked to your father, Brooke?

Brooke: No.

Taylor: Well, if it helps, I do know that your father did what he did because he was trying to do what was best for you by getting you away from Ridge.

Brooke: We're not going to discuss this, Taylor.

Taylor: Okay. I'm not expecting you to confide in me. I'm saying I just hope you find someone.

Brooke: Who? Who should I confide in, my parents? No. My children? They have enough problems of their own, especially after you and Stephanie convinced them that I was delusional. And Ridge, Eric and Thorne? Well, they don't want to hear it. The only person that really feels any sympathy for me right now is --

Taylor: Who?

Brooke: Never mind.

Taylor: No, you were going to say someone. It's not a Forrester.

Brooke: No.

Taylor: Well, that's good. That's good. You need a fresh perspective from someone completely outside of the Forrester family.


Stephanie: To happily ever after.

Eric: Are you sure? Our life hasn't exactly been a fairy tale.

Stephanie: That's because we got married too young.

Eric: Oh, you think?

Stephanie: Yes, I do. A lot of people were worried about us, and then Ridge was born. I remember when they put that red, screaming, wrinkled baby in your hands, and I saw the expression on your face. I knew then that everything was going to be all right.

Eric: We just fell in love with him, didn't we?

Stephanie: Mm-hmm, we did.

Eric: Just watching him sleep -- I'd come home from the shop, and no matter what kind of a day it had been, I'd just take one look at him, and everything was all right.

Stephanie: Do I have regrets? Well, if I'd married someone else, I wouldn't have the children, and they wouldn't have you. And you've turned out to be a very loving and wonderful father. So, even though we've made mistakes, and we've caused each other a lot of pain sometimes, in my mind, it doesn't compare to the joy that we've shared with one another.

Eric: It doesn't, does it? It's true.

Stephanie: I'm not the only one that's made sacrifices.

Eric: Let me tell you something. The only regret I have is the sacrifices I didn't make. If I've ever made you feel unappreciated, if I have ever seemed resentful, I apologize. It's the last thing I ever wanted you to feel. You've given me everything -- everything any man could ever want in this life, and I thank you for that.

Stephanie: You're welcome.

Eric: Come on. Let's dance.

[Soft music playing]


Massimo: Stephanie deserves to enjoy her life.

Ridge: No, this isn't about her. This is about you and this 40-year grudge you've been carrying around. Well, she picked someone else, Massimo! Get over it already!

Massimo: Is that what you think, that she made a calm, reasoned decision to marry your father? Well, that's not the way it was. She panicked. She was pregnant. She felt she had no other choice, but she was in love with me.

Ridge: And that's completely insane.

Massimo: Oh, is it? Look, let me ask you something. You know your mother, right? You know her feelings about family, how she would make such a sacrifice. Well, now it's your turn -- you and your father's turn to do the same for her. Let her go, Ridge. Allow her to find the woman that she once was.

Ridge: To be with you?

Massimo: Yes.

Ridge: Great plan, Massimo. Hell of a plan except for one small, little hitch -- she doesn't want you!

Massimo: Oh? Uh-huh. Well, now, I think the feelings are still there, don't you? I think you do know that. As a matter of fact, if you didn't, you wouldn't be here now, now would you? Look, I'm not the enemy, all right? We both want the same thing -- her happiness. Do you think she's going to find that here, married to a man who has no respect for her? Working in Brooke's office -- an office that used to be hers -- facing her nemesis day after day after day? Well, I could give her so much more than that, Ridge. I could take her away from the stress, the turmoil. For God's sake, Ridge. You know something about her -- how much she loves to travel. Well, I'll take her away on one of my yachts, and we can sunbathe together.

Ridge: A yacht like this one?

Massimo: Well, sure. Why not?

Ridge: Like this one?

Massimo: Yeah.

Ridge: Like this one? Is this what you'd take her away on, Massimo, huh?

Massimo: Come on, take it easy.

Ridge: Is this what you'd use, huh? Huh?!

Massimo: Be careful. What are you, insane?! Stop that, you maniac! Calm down. Now just calm down.

Ridge: You stay away from my mother, do you hear me? You stay away from her!

Massimo: Ridge, don't be a fool! Stop that, you maniac!

Ridge: Bastard. Stay away from my mother!

Massimo: Ridge -- oh, my God, Ridge. Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Ridge.