B&B Transcript Wednesday 1/9/02



The Bold & The Beautiful Transcript Wednesday 1/9/02

By Linda
Proofread by Becky

Ridge: Good morning.

Taylor: Morning. Oh my god, look what time it is!

Ridge: Not to worry. Not to worry. Calm down.

Taylor: I've got to get Thomas to school.

Ridge: Thomas is on his way to school, and Catherine's got the girls at the park. You, my love, are going to have a nice, leisurely breakfast. Check this out.

Taylor: What did I do to deserve this? Oh, as if I didn't know.

Ridge: Oh, by the way, thanks for last night.

Taylor: No problem.

Ridge: But that's not what this is for.

Taylor: No?

Ridge: Huh-uh. I'm just buttering you up a bit.

Taylor: Oh, really? What do you want?

Ridge: I wanted to ask you a favor -- actually, the honor, if you would, please, to be on the board of directors.

Taylor: What? Are you serious?

Ridge: Absolutely.

Taylor: Why?

Ridge: Other than the fact you're a very talented and accomplished doctor, you've been to the last few meetings, and I value your perspective.

Taylor: Well, you get my perspective whether I'm on the board or not.

Ridge: I have no doubt about that. At least this way you have a vote.

Taylor: Okay, okay, I knew it. I knew it. Well, I wouldn't always vote with you.

Ridge: Yes, you would. Yes, you would.

Taylor: No, no. No, there would definitely be times when I would disagree.

Ridge: I know how to win you over.

Taylor: True. Brooke would have a cow.

Ridge: Brooke trusts my judgment.

Taylor: Her kids don't. And Rick would never approve.

Ridge: Forget about Rick. What that kid needs is a swift kick in the behind.


Brooke: Pretty soon, baby, everybody's going to see that you're in there. I have to keep you a secret as long as I possibly can, or Deacon will figure it out. He'll know that you're his child.

[ Knock at door ]

Brooke:  That's probably food. I bet you're hungry. Rick?

Rick: Hi, Mom.

Brooke: Hi.

Rick: Look, I had to see you.

Brooke: What? Has something happened?

Rick: Yeah.

Brooke: What? What is it?

Rick: Oh, it's -- it's nothing really bad. Everyone's okay.

Brooke: Oh, thank god. You scared me.

Rick: How are you doing?

Brooke: I'm okay.

Rick: That's good. You must be feeling better. It looks like you did some shopping.

Brooke: Oh, yeah. Well, you know me.

Rick: Planet maternity? Maternity clothes?


Amber: There you are.

Stephanie: Thank you. Mmm! Oh, that's wonderful.

Amber: I got it at this wonderful little gourmet grocery on Barrington.

Stephanie: Oh, I know that place. You're enjoying this, aren't you?

Amber: What?

Stephanie: Playing house. Having guests over for tea.

Amber: Well, I always love having you over. But, you know, you can't really say this is a house of our own, you know. I mean, Brooke's only letting us stay here.

Stephanie: Well, then, it's good that she when she did, because now you can relax.

[ Amber laughs ]

Amber: Well -- but Rick really misses his mom.

Stephanie: I just wish he didn't idealize her so.

Amber: I don't think that he does.

Stephanie: No?

Amber: I mean, he knows her faults. But he also knows her strengths.

Stephanie: Well, that's because he loves her, as he should. I sometimes think those emotions cloud his judgment.

Amber: Well, I'd rather have love clouding my judgment than hate. I mean, that what's happening to you, isn't it?


Kristen: Dad, this is Zende. Zende, this is my father.

Zende: It's very nice to meet you, Mr. Forrester.

Eric: Well, it's very nice to meet you, too, Zende. Um -- look, I'm going to have to ask you a favor, if you will? I want you to call me grandpa.

Zende: Okay, Grandpa.

[ Eric laughs ]

Eric: Okay, so all I get to do is just a big sky at the top? And then you get to do all the stuff at the bottom?

Zende: No, no.

Eric: No, it's okay.

Tony: Well, hello, Eric. I see that you've met Zende?

Eric: I have. I've met your new son. And I've got to tell you, I think we're going to be great friends.

Tony: That's great! Well, I hope you're hungry, because I got some omelettes that I want to make. And I got some fresh fruit.

Eric: Excellent. Listen, Zende, have you met your cousins?

Zende: No. Not yet.

Kristen: We didn't want to completely overwhelm him.

Tony: Honey?

Kristen: Yeah?

Tony: How long have we had these eggs in here?

Kristen: Uh -- oh, you know what? I'm not sure.

Tony: Better safe than sorry.

Kristen: Yeah. Oh, god, did you get fresh bread? 'Cause this is starting to go stale.

Tony: Yep.

Kristen: Good. You know, I should have just cleaned this whole thing out before we left.

Tony: Well, I'll just throw some this stuff away.

Kristen: Okay.

Tony: We got some leftovers from, like, two weeks ago.

Kristen: Oh. Eew.

Tony: And this cheese is, like, about to expire.

Kristen: Okay.

Eric: Kristen?

Kristen: Zende? Honey, what's the matter?


Rick: Mom, why are you buying maternity clothes?

Brooke: I've -- I just -- I thought it would be nice to do something for Amber.

Rick: You bought this for Amber?

Brooke: Yeah. Yeah, and I'm glad that you're here, 'cause now I don't have to bother shipping it home.

Rick: Wow, Mom, that -- that's really cool of you.

Brooke: I just hope she likes them.

Rick: Well, I'm sure she will. Thank you.

Brooke: You're welcome. So, why did you want to talk to me?

Rick: It's Ridge. This CEO thing has gone to his head. He's making some really drastic changes.

Brooke: Rick, you may not understand why he's doing the things he's doing --

Rick: Oh no, Mom, I know exactly what he's doing, and why. He's listening to Stephanie and Taylor.

Brooke: What do they have to do with it?

Rick: They're bitter. They resent that you own so much of Forrester, and they want ridge to completely obliterate every trace of you from the company.

[ Brooke sighs ]

Brooke: I can't believe that Ridge would actually go along with that.

[ Rick sighs ]

Rick: I didn't believe it, either -- until he canceled the bedroom line.

Brooke: He what?

Rick: Ridge canceled the bedroom line.


Taylor: Well, you've really found that these recruiting tactics work very well, haven't you?

Ridge: Does that mean you'll join the board?

Taylor: I don't know. If Rick thinks you're stacking the deck against him, it's only going to create more tension there.

Ridge: That's not what I'm doing. I'm serious. I value your perspective. You realize that with Brooke gone, there are no other women in the board meetings now except Megan taking notes?

Taylor: Your mother's there sometimes.

Ridge: Yeah, not so much anymore.

Taylor: Well, what about Kristen?

Ridge: Kristen doesn't have nearly the involvement in this that you do. Besides, her husband's the competition.

Taylor: There's a slight conflict of interest there.

Ridge: Taylor, you know where I want to take this company. You share my vision. Besides, you're so into our target market. In fact, you are our target market here -- smart, sophisticated, self-assured.

Taylor: Boy, you are really sucking up.

Ridge: You'd be representing our customer. Now, don't you think she deserves a voice?

Taylor: Well, that's what I've been trying to tell you, is that I feel like your core clientele has been neglected the last few years.

Ridge: Well then, help us get back on track, then.

Taylor: You really value my perspective that much?

Ridge: Am I talking here? Have I been talking? Have I --

Taylor: Okay, listen. Look, if your family votes me in, then I would do it.

Ridge: Excellent.

Taylor: It might even be fun. But don't start thinking I'm an easy vote, because I'm not.

Ridge: Well, yeah, you are. You're very easy.

Taylor: No.

Ridge: That's what I love most about you.

Taylor: No, I am not easy.

Ridge: You're totally easy.

Taylor: No. I'm not easy.

Ridge: You're totally easy.

Taylor: I'm not easy.

Ridge: You're easy. You're easy.

Taylor: All right, I'm easy. I'm really easy.

Ridge: Kiss me.


Stephanie: So, you think my emotions cloud my judgment?

Amber: Don't misunderstand me, okay? I mean, I understand why you hate Brooke. I mean, she's done a lot of rotten things to you. But, that doesn't make her a bad businesswoman.

Stephanie: Well, seeing as Eric and I started this business from absolutely nothing, would you concede that perhaps we might have a better idea of what's good for the business, or not good for the business than you do?

Amber: Well, yeah, of course. But Brooke has added so much --

Stephanie: Let's just discuss something else. Please? I mean, it doesn't really concern you, anyway.

Amber: You're wrong.

Stephanie: I'm wrong?

Amber: Yes. Because this does concern me, because it concerns my husband and his future.

Stephanie: Well, honey, Rick is still very young, and he's got an awful lot to learn.

Amber: Yes, but weren't you young when you started the company?

Stephanie: But we started the company. We made a lot of mistakes along the way. That's very true. And sometimes we even got carried away.

Amber: So is that what you think is happening? Rick's just getting carried away?

Stephanie: I'm not sure. I think it may have been a mistake -- his mother, you know, laying everything out as exactly what his inheritance is going to be.

Amber: Why?

Stephanie: Because he's getting himself all worked up over this. And he's just got to understand there are some things that he has no control over.

Amber: Well, maybe he should have some control, or at least a say.

Stephanie: Is that what you really think? You really think that a young, inexperienced boy -- a young man, should be calling the shots at Forrester just because someday he's going to inherit part of it?

Amber: You don't take him seriously.

[ Stephanie sighs ]

Stephanie: I don't take anyone seriously who acts petulantly.

Amber: Petulantly?

Stephanie: Yes. You know what it means.

Amber: Yes, I know what it means. I just can't believe you're saying it about Rick. You know, he's not a child anymore, and you're going to have to stop treating him like one.


Tony: What's the matter, little buddy?

Kristen: I don't know. Something's bothering him. Zende, what is it?

Zende: I used to go to my neighbors for food.

Kristen: And here we are, throwing it away without even thinking about it.

Tony: Zende, I see why that would bother you. We shouldn't waste food. We're just gonna have to be a little more careful from now on.

Kristen: Okay?

Zende: Okay.

Eric: Your new mom and dad are going to learn a lot of things from you, aren't they? You're going to have to forgive them, and all of us, for the stuff we don't know, okay? Now, come on, I want you to show me all these photographs you brought from Africa. Come on, show me. Can I see? So, where is this?

Zende: That's actually not too far from the orphanage.

Eric: It isn't? It's close to the orphanage?

Zende: Yeah.

Eric: Where is it? Where's the orphanage? Back here, like this?

Zende: Like -- yeah, probably behind the biggest tree, a little.

Eric: Yeah. I see.


Brooke: I can't believe it.

Rick: I couldn't believe it either, but it's gone. Ridge canceled "Brooke's bedroom line." They canceled the contracts. They put the inventory in storage. It's like it never existed.

Brooke: Like I was never a part of Forrester.

Rick: That's right.

Brooke: I guess in their minds I never was.

Rick: This is your company, mom. The only reason Ridge is in charge is because you put him there. You can bust his butt back down to junior designer if you want to, and I think he needs the wake-up call. Look, mom, I know you're going through a difficult time, and you really wanted to get away -- and I wouldn't even be here if this wasn't an emergency. Everything you built, everything you worked so hard for, it's being torn to shreds. You've got to come back.

Brooke: You want me to come home and take on the family?

Rick: Look, I know you're feeling tired, and kind of depressed, but maybe this is what you need -- something to fight for.

Brooke: I don't have a lot of fight left in me, Rick.

Rick: But, Mom, "Brooke's bedroom line" is your creation. It's your baby!

Brooke: My baby? I'm sorry.

Rick: You're sorry?

Brooke: I'm sorry, I can't come home, not yet.

Rick: But we need you. Mom, you have got to stand up for yourself, or these people are going to walk all over you. They're trying to erase you from your company. Don't you understand what I'm saying?

Brooke: Yes.

Rick: Then come back with me and kick some Forrester butt. Ridge tricked you. He said that he was going to run the company your way and look out for your best interests, but he's not. He lied to you. He betrayed your trust again.

Brooke: Rick, there is nobody else who can run the company.

Rick: You can run the company.

Brooke: No. No, I can't.

Rick: Of course you can!

Brooke: No, I can't! Do I look like somebody that can run the company, run a corporation, and fend off the attacks and take care of myself at the same time? No. No, I can't do that. I'm just not strong enough! Not right now. I'm sorry. I know that I'm letting you down, and you have to pay for all of my mistakes, and it's not fair.

Rick: Mom, Mom, stop. Don't cry. I shouldn't have laid all this on you. I'll just find a way to deal with it myself.

Brooke: How?

Rick: Don't worry about it. You just get some rest. And when you're ready, and you're feeling stronger, your company will be waiting for you -- your company -- just the way you left it. I promise.


Stephanie: I've upset you. And, you know, that's the last thing in the world that I ever want to do.

Amber: Well, I don't want to hurt you, either.

Stephanie: I know you don't. And I -- and I understand -- you're worried about your husband's future. I understand that. I just wish you could understand that what we're doing now is in everyone's best interests -- even Brooke's. Please, just trust me. Okay. Thank you for the tea, it was delicious. Take care of that baby.

Amber: Thank you for coming by.

Stephanie: I love you.

Amber: I love you, too.

Stephanie: Okay.

[ Phone rings ]

Amber: Hello.

Rick: Hey, it's me. I just finished talking to mom.

Amber: Well, how'd it go?

Rick: She's not coming back.

Amber: Oh, no.

Rick: Mom really can't deal with this right now. And it makes me sick how Ridge is taking advantage of what she's going through!

Amber: Well, what are you going to do?

Rick: I'm going to handle it myself.

Amber: You know, Rick, this isn't going to be easy. Stephanie was just here. And she's acting like you're some little kid throwing a temper tantrum.

Rick: Well, it's how they all see me. But that's going to change.

Amber: When? How?

Rick: At the board meeting. I'm going to make my move, and they're not going to know what hit them. Rick Forrester just grew up real fast, and he's taking on his big brother.

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