B&B Transcript Wednesday 1/2/02



The Bold & The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 1/2/02

Provided by Linda
Proofread by Becky

Rick: How could you call my mother a whore? In her own office?!

Stephanie: Rick -- let's talk about this.

Rick: I don't believe you two.

Taylor: Rick, I'm really sorry you had to hear this.

Rick: Well, you should be sorry! You should be ashamed of yourselves, both of you. Especially you, Stephanie!

Stephanie: You're right. I'm sorry.

Rick: So why'd you have the bed taken out?

Stephanie: Because I think it's inappropriate.

Rick: No, you want to know what's inappropriate, Stephanie? You and Taylor standing in this office, slamming my mother behind her back. You don't even have a right to be in here! So get out. Just get the hell out, both of you.


Brooke: When is this going to stop? Never. His baby's inside of me -- my daughter's husband.

[ Knock at door ]

Susan: Excuse me, Ms. Logan?

Brooke: Yes?

Susan: You have a visitor.

Bridget: Hi, Mom.

Brooke: Bridget.

Brooke: You shouldn't have come up here.

Bridget: How are you feeling?

Brooke: Good. I'm fine. I think it's really good that I came up here.

Bridget: Mom, it's me. There's nothing to hide.

Brooke: No, of course there isn't.

Bridget: So how's it going? Be honest.

Brooke: I just have a lot to work through.

Bridget: A lot of what?

Brooke: Shame.

Bridget: You keep saying that, but what do you have to be ashamed about?

Brooke: So how are you?

Bridget: Mom, we're not talking about me.

Brooke: Are you happy?

Bridget: No.

Brooke: Why, what is it? Is it Deacon?

Bridget: Deacon? Who said anything about Deacon? Mom, I'm not happy because I'm worried about you. But since you mentioned his name, deacon is worried about you, too.

Brooke: He is?

Bridget: Of course he is. Despite the way you feel about my husband, he cares very much about you.


[ Amber daydreaming ]

Amber: I like this, I like this. How does it feel around the top? Perfect, perfect. I like perfect. Do a little spin. Spin. Yes, I like the belt. Is this fitting well?

Model: Mm-hmm.

Amber: Yes, good, good, good. Good. Oh, look at this. Yes. Now, what do you think of this strap? If the strap could come up just a little bit more -- right there.

Scott: The sales figures, Mrs.. Forrester.

Amber: Thank you, Scott.

Scott: We're going through the roof.

Amber: I can see that.

Scott: The Ambrosia line is now officially our top seller.

Amber: And how does our CEO feel about this?

Rick: Our CEO couldn't be prouder of his wife. You are amazing.

Amber: Ladies, why don't you take a powder?

Amber: Now, what was that you were just saying?

Rick: My beautiful wife, the rage of the fashion industry. God, do I love you.

Amber: I love you, too, Rick. Hmm. Oh, man. Now, wouldn't that be cool?


Stephanie: I'm not going to leave here. So let's just try and talk this out.

Taylor: Stephanie, we might as well just --

Rick: You're trashing the CEO of this company, who just happens to be my mother. There is nothing right about that, Stephanie!

Stephanie: What I said was inappropriate. I apologize.

Rick: Don't apologize to me. Apologize to mom. Oh, but you can't do that, can you? Because she's all messed up. And you know why? Because of garbage like this.

Stephanie: I don't think so, Rick.

Rick: How can you not appreciate everything she has done for you? She has made both of you filthy rich. And this is how you treat her?! I want the bed back in here.

Stephanie: No.

Rick: You heard me. That bed is a symbol of something.

Stephanie: Oh, don't I know it.

Taylor: Stephanie, don't.

Rick: And it's not what you think, Stephanie. You asked how many CEOs have a bed in their office? None. Because there aren't any CEOs like mom. She's unique. She's ahead of the game. And as long as she is running this company, it will be successful and you ought to be grateful for that. Now I'm gonna walk out of this office, and I'm gonna forget that this ever happened. But I'm warning both of you -- that when you are in this building, you will treat my mother with respect. You want to talk trash, you take it someplace else. Am I clear on that?

Ridge: What's going on in here?

Rick: Ask your mother and your wife.

Ridge: What the hell was that?


Brooke: Deacon told you that? That he cares about me?

Bridget: Of course he does. You know, whenever your name comes up, he gets really sad and quiet.

Brooke: I don't want to hear that.

Bridget: Well, it's true. He's not the horrible person you think he is, Mom. He's actually very sweet and sensitive. And I really wish you could learn to accept him. I wish you two were closer.

Brooke: Now, Bridget, you don't wish that.

Bridget: Why not? He's a wonderful man. And I'll tell you something, he can probably help pull you out of this funk you've been in, if you would just let him.

Brooke: Look, I want you to get that thought out of your head. And please don't talk to Deacon about this. The best thing for both of us is if we stay as far away from each other as possible.

Bridget: Wow, you really despise him.

Brooke: Can we please talk about something else?

Bridget: Sure, Mom. Let's talk about Forrester Creations.


Amber: Just the man I was thinking about. You know, I've been daydreaming all day long, ever since you left for the office.

Rick: Well, I'm glad I went over there.

Amber: I am glad that you're glad, and we can talk about it later.

Rick: Stephanie had the bed moved out of mom's office.

Amber: What?

Rick: She had the bed taken out.

Amber: Why?

Rick: Because, according to Stephanie and Taylor, it's shameful and filthy.

Amber: Stephanie said that to you?

Rick: No, I overheard her talking to Taylor. They were trashing mom like you wouldn't believe.

Amber: Oh. Honey, I'm sorry.

Rick: I'm telling you, Amber, it really hurt. I couldn't believe some of the things they were saying.

Amber: Well, Stephanie's never been a huge fan of your mom's.

Rick: Yeah, neither have you, but you don't talk trash behind her back, and you certainly don't do it while you're standing in her office.

Amber: Well, what did you say to them?

Rick: I told them off!

Amber: Well, good for you. Now, what are they gonna do about the bed?

Rick: I told them they better get it back in there, and that if I caught them talking trash about mom again, there was gonna be hell to pay.

Amber: Well, it sounds like you acted like a chief executive.

Rick: You were right, Amber. I'm gonna have to keep an eye on things over there until mom gets back.


Brooke: So how are things going at Forrester? I'm sure that Stephanie's having a field day.

Bridget: Why do you say that?

Brooke: Because I'm gone, and Ridge is in charge. It's everything she's ever dreamed of.

Bridget: That's only temporary, Mom. You're the one who put Ridge in charge.

Brooke: I know. I'm just being cynical.

Bridget: Look, the truth is, Forrester Creations needs you. And you need Forrester.

Brooke: Right now I need my sanity.

Bridget: The company always gave you that. Mom, whenever you were going through a hard time, work was the one positive in your life.

Brooke: Well, that wasn't just my one positive. There were two others -- you and your brother.

Bridget: I don't know about that. I think we gave you some of your biggest headaches. Anyway, when you think about Forrester, you should be so proud of yourself. You did great things there.

Brooke: Honey, it wasn't just me.

Bridget: It was mostly you.

Brooke: My dear, sweet, loyal daughter.

Bridget: Hey, I'm just telling it the way it is. You know what the girls on campus talk about? It's not Forrester fashions and the fancy cocktail dresses and the gowns. It's the bedroom stuff.

Brooke: Well, I guess it is pretty popular.

Bridget: Popular? That is the best thing that ever happened to that company. You're the best thing that ever happened to that company, and everybody knows it.

Brooke: Oh, honey, thank you.


Ridge: You two should've known better.

Taylor: Honey, we didn't know Rick was standing outside the door listening.

Stephanie: He'll cool off.

Taylor: He was pretty darn mad.

Ridge: Look, I'll take care of Rick. Your differences with Brooke are not a family secret now.

Taylor: So what's the decision on the bed?

Stephanie: It stays in the trash bin.

Ridge: All right, did Rick make a big issue out of this bed?

Taylor: Oh, yeah.

Ridge: So just bring it back.

Stephanie: No!

Ridge: Mother, if Brooke wants a bed in her office or wherever, just bring it back and put it there.

[ Stephanie sighs ]

Ridge: Why are you making such a big deal about a silly bed?

Stephanie: It's not just the bed! It's everything else that's in this room -- all this stuff and what it stands for.

Ridge: You're really not making my job of running Forrester any easier with all this silly nonsense. Now just please let it go.

Stephanie: Let it go?

Ridge: Yes.

Stephanie: Easier said than done, after all she's done.

Ridge: Mother, she's made us a lot of money.

Stephanie: Oh, really? Well, prostitutes can make their pimps a lot of money, too.

[ Taylor laughs ]

Ridge: That wasn't called for.

Stephanie: The truth isn't called for? Honey, this company wasn't founded to sell sex. This was a couture house. It was known for its image and its style and class. We're no longer known for that.

Ridge: Well, for your own info, Dad and I have been talking about changing some things around here now.

Taylor: What kind of changes?

Ridge: Just getting back to the classical Forrester. Getting back to the way the company originally started its design techniques.

Stephanie: Well, if that's the case, then I think we should consider selling the bedroom line, getting rid of it.

Ridge: We don't necessarily have to do that.

Stephanie: Of course we do. It's cheap. It's tawdry. If you really want to upgrade our image again --

Taylor: Ridge, your mother is telling you the absolute truth. The other day, I was standing in a line at a store, and one of these magazines was lying there with Brooke on the front with one of her teddies. You should have heard what they were saying about us.

Ridge: What, you're upset because we got the cover of a top magazine?

Taylor: No, Rdge, I am talking about the image. I mean, do you really want to be the CEO of a trashy underwear company? Because that is exactly what Forrester creations is becoming.


Amber: You know, I don't like this, Rick. I have all the respect in the world for Stephanie, but this is --

Rick: I made it very clear that I will not tolerate this.

Amber: You know, it sounds like they're trying to take over. You know, changing your mom's office? What nerve!

Rick: I know, but it's not gonna happen, amber. Nothing is gonna change.

Amber: Yeah, but it's just the fact that they tried.

Rick: I know. I know, they were way out of line. Mom has given her life to that company. And for them to be standing there, in her office, ripping her to shreds. You know, I'm just chalking it up to bad form by two people who should really know better.

Amber: Yeah, you know, Brooke and I, we really don't speak that often, but I'm starting to see what she's up against over there.

Rick: It's just Stephanie and Taylor. Ridge is on her side.

Amber: You sure about that?

Rick: Positive. Ridge is mom's biggest fan. He would never do anything to undermine her. That I'm certain of.


Brooke: You should've been a cheerleader. You've certainly lifted my spirits.

Bridget: Does that mean you're ready to come home?

Brooke: Not yet.

Bridget: That's okay. You take as much time as you need. But don't ever doubt that we're here for you, okay, mom? Rick and I both miss you and love you so much.

Brooke: I know, honey. That's what keeps me going.

Bridget: And we're not the only ones. You've got a lot of friends. You do. You do. Everyone at Forrester misses you, too. They respect you, mom. I mean, how could they not?

Brooke: Well, the problem is, I don't respect myself.

Bridget: What? Mommy, why would you say that? Oh, Mom, Mom, you're upset. But you're gonna get better, you have to believe that.

Brooke: Thank you, honey. I'll try. Now you better get on the road, because it's a long drive back.

Bridget: Okay. Just promise me one thing -- only positive thoughts, okay? Everyone's cool back at home. Forrester's in good hands, and nothing's gonna change. So what you need to do is focus on yourself.

Brooke: I will.

Bridget: God, I love you.

Brooke: I love you.

Bridget: Bye.


Stephanie: This is your moment, honey. You can do something wonderful -- not just for Forrester as a company, but for your children as well.

Taylor: What kind of company do you want for your children? What kind of legacy do you want to leave for them? That's what you have to think about.

Ridge: Obviously, I want a company they can be proud of.

Stephanie: Well, are you proud of all of this? Of this? I mean, because this is what they're exposed to.

Taylor: That's right, Ridge, and you're the one who can change it. You have the power now. You can turn the company around.

Ridge: All right. I will talk to Brooke about all of this.

Stephanie: And why would you talk to Brooke about it? You know exactly what she's going to say.

Taylor: She's not just going to allow you to do it.

Stephanie: Honey, you can do this, you're the CEO. You've got the backing of the whole family.

Ridge: I don't have Rick backing me.

Stephanie: I'll take care of Rick.

Ridge: Rick is furious at you, Mother. He's furious at both of you.

Stephanie: Yes, I know he is. He is furious, and he's emotional. And I've dealt with him when he's in this state before. But that's not the point. He's not running the company -- you are. And you have a vision. One that we all share -- you want to return Forrester back to its glory, the golden days. It's in your hands, honey. You can do it. If you eliminate the bedroom line and Brooke's influence on this company, believe me, one of these days your children are gonna thank you for it.

Ridge: All right. We'll talk about this at the board meeting, which I now have to get ready for, so I'll see you both later.

Taylor: He'll make those changes in the meeting. I know he wants what's best for his children.

Stephanie: Well, I think if we could eliminate, you know, the bedroom line, I think it will go a long way into restoring what we were talking about -- you know, the glory days of Forrester. I'm determined. I want to get rid of this filth and this humiliation that Brooke has brought back onto this family. And we can do it. We can bring back decency and honor to the Forrester company and to the Forrester name. I mean, we can do it. I know we can, Taylor.

Taylor: I'm behind you 100%. - I can't find it. - What?