B&B Transcript Thursday 2/7/02



The Bold & The Beautiful Thursday 2/7/02

By Linda
Proofread by Becky

Rick: Well, how do I look?

Amber: Very vice presidential.

Rick: This is the first day of our new life, Amber.

Amber: You're gonna be terrific.

Rick: I'm gonna do my best.

Amber: I got a present for you. Tada!

Rick: Wow.

Amber: Well, you're an executive now. You need a special new attaché.

Rick: Well, thank you. It's beautiful.

Amber: Are you as excited as I am?

Rick: More like nervous.

Amber: You can do it, Rick.

Rick: I know, but today's a day of corporate healing.

Amber: It is?

Rick: I have got to patch things up with Ridge. If I can do that, this will be a very successful first day.


Taylor: Oh, hey. You going to work?

Ridge: Well, I guess I'd better. Otherwise, they might fire me.

Taylor: Ridge --

Ridge: I still can't believe this. I can't believe it!

Taylor: This, too, shall pass.

Ridge: Yeah. So what now, doc?

Taylor: Maybe you should take a few days off.

Ridge: If I don't show up, they've beaten me, and they know that. I'm not gonna give them the satisfaction. Forget it.

Taylor: Okay, then shower, shave and change, and go in there with your head held high.

Ridge: Oh, there's a plan -- at least until I run into Brooke, god forbid Deacon -- or even worse, Rick.

Taylor: Your brother is definitely not going to get in your way.

Ridge: I wouldn't count on that. This is what he fought for. Deacon? He's probably sitting in my office right now waiting for me. He's got to be loving this. The scourge of our family, and now, he's head of a department at Forrester. Unbelievable.


Bridget: Head of promotions.

Deacon: It does have kind of a nice ring to it, if I do say so myself.

Bridget: I am so proud of you, honey.

Deacon: I tell you, I'm just gonna take it slow, you know, pace myself out of here.

Bridget: Mm-hmm. So what is your first big project?

Deacon: "First big project"? I can't even think about that. Today is just all about, you know, learning. I got meetings with all the different heads today.

Bridget: Ooh. You feel okay about this, right?

Deacon: Yeah. Yeah, I do feel okay about this. I mean, I think I can do this.

Bridget: Mom must think so. I know you guys kind of patched up your differences, but this was pretty unexpected.

Deacon: Yeah. I tell you, you know, no one's ever done this for me. I mean, I've never had a job like this. I can't tell you what this means to me. All my life, I've been managing these cheesy clubs, these stupid bars, and this is my first I've ever had a chance to really show what I can do. And I just -- I'm gonna come through. I mean, Brooke is gonna be so proud of me that she's not --

Bridget: That's important to you, isn't it? Of course, it is. I mean, look what she's done for you.

Deacon: Yeah, she's given me so much.

Bridget: And she's not gonna regret it, Deacon.

Deacon: I hope not. I hope not.


Megan: And this is the current status of the bedroom line.

Brooke: Which is no longer in production.

Megan: Well, yeah, but the sales department keeps getting calls.

Brooke: Well, tell them to start taking orders again. We have a lot of catching up to do.

Megan: Brooke, we have time, okay? I just don't want you to push yourself.

Brooke: Megan, I need to resume my life. I really need this as a distraction.

Megan: How long do you think you can hide it?

Brooke: A month maybe.

Megan: Brooke, I really think that's asking a lot.

Brooke: I'm not ready to face the questions, not yet.

Megan: Well, maybe deacon can help.

Brooke: Deacon? I don't want him anywhere near this issue.

Megan: Okay, I don't understand. You say that, and yet, you hire him at Forrester.

Brooke: I'm fighting a war over there, Megan. He's loyal to me.

Megan: He's also in love with you, Brooke, and now, you got him in the building every day. Are you kidding? People are gonna know. You and deacon are not gonna be able to hide it.

Brooke: Deacon and I will rarely see each other.

Megan: Oh, my gosh. He's one floor below you. It's a short elevator ride.

Brooke: I need a strong male on the team.

Megan: You've got Rick.

Brooke: I need more than Rick.

Megan: Brooke, I just have to wonder --

Brooke: What?

Megan: -- Subconsciously, at least, you didn't hire Deacon just to be near him.

Brooke: Megan, I wouldn't play that game. Nobody can find out about his. If they do, I will lose my daughter, and I can't risk that.

Megan: I know, but don't you see? That's what you're doing. I mean, Stephanie, Ridge, the whole family -- they're gonna be asking questions, and when they find out that you are pregnant by some mystery man, they will be watching you like a hawk. Come on, Brooke. When you and deacon are in the same room, it crackles. Someone is gonna notice that.

Brooke: You're right. You're right. He can't work there.

Megan: Okay. And you're gonna have to tell him, all right? And it better be soon, 'cause he's already setting up meetings with department heads and --

Brooke: He is?

Megan: Yeah. I mean, he's taking this job very seriously, and so is Rick, which I guess makes it kind of a shame, because the three of you would have made a good team. But listen, I'm gonna get back to work, okay? Now, you call me if you need me.

Brooke: Megan's right. It's too risky. I can't trust myself. Oh, Deacon. This is impossible, but I have to do it. No one can find out. No one.


Amber: Maybe you should just let this thing with Ridge heal on its own.

Rick: I can't. It's only going to get worse if Ridge aid I keep avoiding it. We have got to work this out.

Amber: Well, I know you have all the best intentions, but it takes two to fight and two to make up, and I really don't think Ridge is in the mood to make up. I just don't want you getting into this with him.

Rick: I don't want that either, Amber, but if that's what it takes to solve this problem, then so be it.

Amber: You think I'm gonna let you confront him with that attitude?! No, you can forget it. Violence is just not be an option, Rick.

Rick: Amber, I'm not gonna get violent.

Amber: Yeah, but he might. Please, just give it a couple days. Let him have a chance to cool off.

Rick: I am the vice president of this company. Ridge is the head designer. Inevitably, we're gonna have to work together, and we're not gonna be able to do that until we resolve this issue.

Amber: You never used to be this stubborn.

Rick: I'm the vice president now. I'm upper management. I've got to take a problem like this by the horns.

Amber: Well, just don't get impaled by those horns.

Rick: It won't be that bad. Now, you go take your bubble bath, and I will call you later.

Amber: Be careful.

Rick: I will.

Rick: Hey, Mom. I'm off to work.

Brooke: Well, have a good day, honey.

Rick: Are you okay?

Brooke: Yeah. Where's Amber?

Rick: She's upstairs taking her bubble bath, and then, she's gonna take a nap. You probably won't see her all day. And don't worry about Forrester. It's in good hands. See you.

Brooke: Bye.


Deacon: All right, baby. Wish me luck. Here I go.

Bridget: Good luck. Oh, you crack that whip, Mr. Sharpe.

Deacon: Oh, baby, you know I'm gonna.

[ Bridget laughs ]

[ phone rings ]

Bridget: Hello?

Brooke: Hi, honey, it's me. Could you please tell Deacon to stop by the house on the way to work?

Bridget: Oh, he's right here. Why don't you tell him yourself? It's my mom.

Deacon: Hello?

Brooke: I need to talk to you.

Deacon: Okay. Is everything all right?

Brooke: Just come by the house. I'll be waiting.

Deacon: Yeah. Will do. Bye.

Bridget: She probably wants to prepare you for your first day, huh?

Deacon: That's it. Just wish me luck, all right?

Bridget: Well, it'll give you a chance to thank her.

Deacon: Yeah. I will.

Bridget: Okay. Well, you knock 'em dead, honey.

Deacon: Hey.

Bridget: You are a winner.

Deacon: I got you. You know I'm a winner, baby.

Bridget: Have a good day at the office.

Deacon: Yes, dear.

[ Bridget laughs ]


Taylor: Sweetheart, are you going to be all right? I have a patient in about 20 minutes.

Ridge: I'm not falling apart here, doc.

Taylor: Well, you should be. You just suffered a huge setback.

Ridge: Well, luckily, I have a psychiatrist for a wife.

Taylor: My point is, I think you have a lot going on that you're not acknowledging.

Ridge: Well, if I do, I'm not aware of it.

Taylor: Ridge, you had so many plans for the company, and now, you're not even running it. That has to hurt. Just go easy on yourself, okay? I'm a phone call away.

Ridge: Okay. I'm gonna get changed and go into Forrester, and I'll be fine.

Taylor: Want to meet for lunch?

Ridge: We'll see.

Taylor: I love you.

Ridge: I love you, too.

Taylor: Rick?

Rick: Hi, Taylor. Ridge.

Taylor: What are you doing here?

Rick: I was hoping I could talk to your husband.

Ridge: It's okay, doc. I can give my brother a couple of minutes.

Taylor: Look, you two --

Rick: Taylor, I'm not here to argue. Just the opposite, in fact.

Taylor: All righty.

Ridge: Well, well, well -- wait a minute. Is it deja vu?

Rick: What do you mean?

Ridge: Last may -- your finals.

Rick: Right. I came over here so you could help me study.

Ridge: Every day for a week. Every morning, yeah. And what was the name of that class I was helping you with? What was that?

Rick: Business ethics.

Ridge: Oh, boy, yeah. How ironic.

Rick: Look, Ridge, we obviously need to talk.

Ridge: About what, Rick?

Rick: This issue between us.

Ridge: Oh, Rick, there's no issue between us. Huh-uh. You knifed me in the back. It's as simple as that.


[ Doorbell rings ]

Deacon: Hi. So, what do you think? Do I clean up okay?

Deacon: You, you're okay, right? The baby is okay, right?

Brooke: Yeah, the baby's fine.

Deacon: Good.

Brooke: Come in. Well, you're looking stylish.

Deacon: Yeah? You think so? Yeah, Bridget -- she -- picked out some new clothes for me.

Brooke: Well, she's always had very good taste in men's clothes.

Deacon: Yeah. Brooke, you know, I'm completely psyched about this job. I mean, this is like the perfect job for me. I owe this all to you.

Brooke: Deacon --

Deacon: I don't want you to worry about this. I mean, I am -- I am gonna put on the best damn promotions that this company has ever seen. I mean, hell, I've been doing this for years at the club. Do you know that before I started promoting it, the lair was just a little corner tavern?

Brooke: It's not the same.

Deacon: I know. I mean, I know it's not. It's just, I want you to feel comfortable and know that I'm gonna be good at this. I'm not gonna let you down.

Brooke: Well, this is a fashion house.

Deacon: I know. I mean, you know, there's a learning curve, like everything else, right? I mean, hell, look, I stayed up half the night reading on the internet about Lauren and channel and Forrester. I got some great ideas for the next fashion show. You want to hear them?

Brooke: No. No, I don't.

Deacon: Okay, okay. Right. I'm sorry. I just -- you know, you wanted to talk to me, and I'm just running off here. I can't help it. I'm just -- arrgg! I'm so excited about this. Brooke? What is it? It's me. Talk to me.

Brooke: Deacon, it's not going to work.

Deacon: What's not gonna work?

Brooke: You can't be working at Forrester.

Deacon: Why not? What, I'm not good enough? Or --

Brooke: No, no, that's not it.

Deacon: I mean, look, I know I don't have a lot experience. Everybody knows that. But I promise you, I swear, I will not let you down.

Brooke: This is not about your ability. This is about us. We just can't work in the same building. I don't know what I was thinking.

Deacon: Brooke -- look, I know that this won't be easy. I mean, come on, we can deal with this. It's not gonna be a problem.

Brooke: Maybe not, but for me, it's going to be a very big problem.


Rick: I didn't knife you in the back, Ridge.

Ridge: You took away my job as CEO.

Rick: Mom did that.

Ridge: Oh, and you had nothing to do with her being there? You obviously knew what was going down.

Rick: What, that you were trying to steal the company? That's not what I came here to talk about.

Ridge: Well, I'm glad to hear that, because if you want to talk about stealing the company, we'd have to talk about your mother several years ago.

Rick: Oh, that's ancient history, Ridge. We have got to get past this.

Ridge: I'm sure that's easy for you to do. You were just a kid when it happened. Now, you're 20 and all grown up and ready to take over.

Rick: Okay, fine. Give me a hard time about my age. It's obviously an issue for you.

Ridge: Age has nothing to do with this, Rick. Experience, loyalty, paying your dues -- that's what it has to do with. You want to talk about that?

Rick: Hey, I am first to admit that you have much more experience than me, and yes, you have paid your dues.

Ridge: But?

Rick: But the fact is, Ridge, as I'm sure you well know, the world isn't always fair.

[ Ridge laughs ]

Ridge: That's gonna be your point, huh? I get screwed, but so what? The world isn't fair. Is that what you want to feed me here, Rick, huh?!

Rick: I'm not feeding you anything. That's a simple fact. Mom owns more than half of this company, and she's the CEO. I didn't plan it. I had nothing to do with it. But let me ask you something. If you were in my position, what would you do? If you had this incredible opportunity, would you turn your back on it? Would you walk away? I don't think so! So how can you ask me to do that? But I promise you this -- I will always treat you fairly. I will never upstage you. All I'm asking for is your respect.

Ridge: "Respect"? You want my respect? And in return, you'll treat me fairly, and you won't upstage me, hmm? You know how condescending that sounds? You know how patronizing that is? How about this, Rick? You walk out of here in the next ten seconds, and you can keep all your teeth. How's that sound? I said get the hell out of here!

Rick: I'm not going anywhere.

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