B&B Transcript Monday 2/18/02

 

 

The Bold & The Beautiful  Transcript Monday 2/18/02

By Linda
Proofread by Becky

Sonya: Mr. Forrester? Can you help me get this on?

Rick: Um, you know what? Actually, I'm not sure. Hey -- hey, Dad. Do you know where Ridge is?

Eric: Up in his office with Thorne.

Rick: Well, we could really use him down here.

Rick: Look, can you help me with this?

Eric: Sure. Hi, Sonya.

Sonya: Hi.

Eric: Just tie this loosely here. Okay?

Sonya: Okay.

Eric: You do it. Thanks.

Rick: What's Ridge doing up in his office? We have a press conference in 15 minutes.

Eric: He's not coming to the press conference, Rick.

Rick: You know what, I wish he'd get over it.

Eric: Look, he's been pretty beaten up lately. Let's show a little compassion.

Whip: Rick. I'm gonna let the reporters in.

Rick: No. Not yet. Mom wants to be behind the podium before they enter.

Eric: Behind the podium? That's not the way we do it.

Whip: It's the way we do it now, Mr. Forrester -- new face of Forrester.

Bridget: Wow, this place looks great.

Rick: Hey, budge.

Bridget: Hey. Where's Deacon?

Rick; I don't know. But he should be down here any minute.

Whip: Great.

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Brooke: Well, we better get down to the showroom.

Deacon: You feeling better?

Brooke: Much better.

Deacon: Good. Okay. So you remember the plan, right?

Brooke: I make a few announcements. And then I introduce you and Rick. And then Rick takes the questions from the reporters.

Deacon: Right. And while everyone's focused on Rick, you just ease behind me and the models. No one's even gonna notice you there. Now, what are we gonna do about this?

Brooke: Well, I'm going to wear this.

Deacon: Oh, yeah.

Brooke: Yeah, see?

Deacon: I like it. Here, let me help you.

Brooke: I told Whip to turn the temperature down in the showroom so that nobody would question why I was wearing this.

Deacon: Brooke, I don't know about this guy. Something, he's just -- he's a loser.

Brooke: He just feels betrayed.

Deacon: Well, that makes him dangerous then.

Brooke: No, he's not dangerous. He's just hurt. And understandably so.

Deacon: I don't know. I just don't trust this guy.

Brooke: Well, he'll come around, Deacon. You need him. He's good.

Deacon: Yeah. Yeah, I guess so.

Brooke: So are you excited? Your first big promotional event? Oh, you're shaking.

Deacon: Brooke, I feel like I've been reborn. And I owe every bit of this to you.

Brooke: No, I owe this to you. I wouldn't be able to get through this press conference if it weren't for you, even the thought of it.

Deacon: You know you have me. This thing is gonna go off like clockwork.

Brooke: I certainly hope so. Because we don't need another scandal around here after all the changes I've made. That would destroy the company, and it would certainly destroy me.

Deacon: Hey. There isn't going to be any scandal, because no one's going to find out you're pregnant until you're ready for them to find out.

[ Brooke sighs ]

Brooke: Well, just get me through this day, Deacon.

Deacon: It's done.

Brooke: Thank you.

Deacon: Brooke, I hate to see you worried like this. I just want to reach out, grab you and take care of you and just -- just take care of you and our child.

Brooke: Well, you are. The only way you can.

Deacon: Yeah -- from a distance.

[ Knock on door ]

Brooke: Come in.

Megan: It's time.

Deacon: You're gonna be fine.

Megan: Deacon --

Deacon: Yeah?

Megan: Protect her down there.

Deacon: With my life.

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Ridge: Brooke Logan is what? Mother, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. She's got two grown kids. The last thing in the world she's gonna want is to --

Stephanie: -- Be pregnant? Well, she is.

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Deacon: Okay, let's just go over our three main goals one more time, which is to reintroduce Brooke's bedroom line, to show off our new vice president --

Rick: And the new head of the promotions department.

Deacon: And most importantly, to show that it is business as usual here at Forrester. Eric, you have anything you want to add?

Eric: Only to be aware that some of these reporters will be digging for dirt.

Deacon: Well, we've already handled that. All questions are gonna be answered either by Rick or yourself.

Eric: What about Brooke?

Whip: Well, Brooke wants to be invisible.

Eric: Why?

Brooke: Well, I'm not feeling 100% yet, Eric. So I'm going to make an opening statement, and then I'm going to turn it over to Rick.

Eric: It may not be that easy. You know how these things go. They're gonna have questions.

Deacon: Well, I think we can probably handle this without Brooke. And besides, it'll be a good opportunity for Rick to show off his stuff. Any other questions?

Whip: Yes. I have one. No disrespect intended, Deacon, but I have dealt with these people over the years. What if I get asked something?

Deacon: Like what?

Whip: I don't know, maybe the obvious question -- why I wasn't given your job?

Brooke: You'll show the kind of class that you've always shown, Whip. You'll tell the reporters that you're a team player and that you fully support my choice, won't you?

Whip: Yes, I suppose I will, Ms. Logan.

Brooke: Good.

Deacon: Well, now that we have that out of the way -- models, take your places, let's open the doors. Hey, Steve, you want to cue the music?

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Bridget: Is mom okay?

Rick: I don't know. She doesn't look it, does she?

Bridget: No. She seems scared.

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Deacon: Okay. Let them in.

Eric: Here we are. Good evening. How are you? How are you?

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Amber: Megan.

Megan: Hey, amber. What's wrong?

Amber: Something horrible just happened.

Megan: What?

Amber: Stephanie just found out something about Brooke that I promised I'd keep quiet.

Megan: Amber, not about --

Amber: You know?

Megan: Oh, my god! Stephanie found out that Brooke is pregnant?

Amber: Yeah.

Megan: How?

Amber: She overheard Brooke and I talking. And then she just put it together. What are we going to do?

Megan: Where is she?

Amber: I saw her walking into Ridge's office.

[ Megan sighs ]

Megan: We have got to pray that she does not come down here.

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Ridge: But did Amber confirm it?

Stephanie: She didn't deny it. I mean, think about it. It all adds up.

Ridge: She does seem to have gained weight, wearing big coats and oversized dresses around the building.

Thorne: Hang on a minute. Brooke is not involved with anyone, so she can't be pregnant, guys. It's impossible. If she were seeing someone, we would know about it.

Stephanie: Why? Why would we know about it? Maybe it was a one-night stand.

Thorne: Brooke wouldn't do that, mother, please.

Stephanie: Oh, please! I mean, what does it matter? What does it matter who the father is? The point is, she's pregnant.

Ridge: Wait a minute. Ed, are you on the board? Zoom into Brooke at the podium, would you? Thanks.

[ All gasp ]

Ridge: Oh, my god! She's pregnant. I don't believe this!

Thorne: Me, either.

[ Stephanie laughs ]

Ridge: Who the hell would the father be?

Stephanie: Oh, let's not get sidetracked, please. She humiliated you. So my philosophy for the day is, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander."

Ridge: So how do you think we should handle this?

Thorne: Handle what? Oh no, you two aren't going down there?

Stephanie: Why wouldn't we go down there? What do you mean? Brooke takes advantage of every opportunity that she is given, why shouldn't we?

Thorne: Well, this doesn't have anything to do with the business.

Stephanie: It doesn't have anything to do with the business? Is this the image that you want for this company? Our CEO is pregnant out of wedlock and she sells lingerie!

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Brooke: Ladies and gentlemen, if we can begin. First of all, I would like to start out by welcoming all of you. Today, we are going to unveil the newest collection of my bedroom line.

[ Applause ] there's been some confusion, which I would like to clarify. As you all know, I've been away for a while. In my absence, I had Ridge take over as CEO until my return. Well, there has been a little misunderstanding. And ridge took the company in a different direction. He canceled the bedroom line -- a decision that I never would have approved of, of course. And -- as you can see -- I'm back now. And the bedroom line has been reinstated.

[ Applause ]

also, there are a few other changes that I've made. I'd like to tell you about them. My son -- Rick Forrester -- is now the new vice president of Forrester creations.

[ Applause ] and Deacon Sharpe -- my daughter's husband -- has been named head of promotions.

[ Applause ]

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Stephanie: One embarrassment after another.

Ridge: She didn't have to get into my canceling the bedroom line. That was uncalled for.

Thorne: Well, at least she called it a misunderstanding, Ridge.

Stephanie: Oh, Thorne, please. She's airing her dirty linen in public. I say let's take her to the dry cleaners.

Ridge: How?

Stephanie: By humiliating her so completely that she can no longer continue as the CEO of this company.

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Brooke: Rick -- who is a business major at UCLA -- has been preparing for this position for many years. He is a member of the board of directors, and he has also shown himself to be quite an effective leader, much like his father. So, at this point, I would like to turn all the questioning over to my son. Ladies and gentlemen, Rick Forrester.

[ Applause ]

Rick: Before I take questions today, I'd like to acknowledge a few people. This event was thrown together at a moment's notice by our new head of promotions. Deacon Sharpe is an outstanding and talented individual. And we are very lucky to have him join us at Forrester creations.

[ Applause ] I would also like to acknowledge my father. He is the rock in this family, the peacekeeper in this family. Thank you, Dad.

[ Applause ] now. Questions. Yes.

Reporter #1: What about Ridge? Aren't you going to acknowledge him?

Rick: Well, as I'm sure you all know, Ridge and I have had our differences. But I hope we are able to put those aside and work together. He is one of the best designers in the business, and we need him.

Deacon: Well done, Rick.

Brooke: Piece of cake.

Rick : Yes. Over there.

Reporter #2: About this bedroom line?

Rick: It's pretty hot, isn't it?

Reporter #2: Yes, very hot. But when Ridge discontinued it, he made a public statement -- and I quote from it -- "Forrester Creations was created by my father with the vision of adorning the world's women in dresses and gowns that are both beautiful and classic in design. We believe that the bedroom line is inconsistent with this vision of elegance and class. We are therefore discontinuing it." I have a two-part question. First, did Ridge misrepresent your father's vision? And if he didn't, has your mother chosen to ignore it?

Brooke: I'll answer that. No, it's all right. I don't think Ridge set out to misrepresent his father's vision. But I do think that he misinterpreted it. Classic beauty comes in many forms -- cocktail dresses, sundresses, evening gowns and, yes, even lingerie. Let me show you a few examples.

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Amber: Oh, god, no!

Megan: What?

Stephanie: Well, we're going to get a lecture on classic design, are we?

Ridge: So it appears.

Stephanie: I've waited a long time for this moment. I'm going to relish it.

Brooke: Lingerie is sensual. It's sexual. But it can still be classic. Isn't sexuality celebrated in the classical arts? Witness Michelangelo's "David," Rodin's "the kiss," Delacroix's "odalisque." Our bedroom line proudly celebrates this heritage with distinction, respectability and dignity. We're not out to promote promiscuity here. And I certainly don't want to change the wholesome image of Forrester, nor will I ever. Good heavens, I am a mother. And I do know about family values. No one is more conscious of propriety than I am.

Stephanie: I can't believe what I'm hearing.

Brooke: But why should we be prudish? Michelangelo wasn't. Rodin wasn't. So why should we? Each piece from our bedroom line is quintessentially classic in design. What woman wouldn't feel absolutely gorgeous wearing one of our negligees?

Reporter #3: What would you say to ridge's claim that it cheapens the image of Forrester Creations as a haute couture fashion house?

Brooke: Ridge and I have artistic differences. That's all I'm going to say about that.

Deacon: Are there any other questions for either myself or Rick?

Reporter #4: One more question, ms. Logan. Are you going to be the lead model again?

Brooke: No, no. I will leave that up to the professional models.

Stephanie: Why not? You were our lead model before, Ms. Logan. And if I may say, certainly our most successful one. Why wouldn't you want to return to a moment of triumph?

Brooke: Because I am too busy, Stephanie.

Stephanie: Oh, too busy? Or too chubby?

[ Reporters gasp ]

Deacon: I think Rick would like to take a few more questions.

Stephanie: I'd like my question answered. Why are we so chubby?

Brooke: Well, I guess the cooking up at the Ojai spa was really good.

Stephanie: Oh.

Brooke: The skeleton is out of the closet. Yes, yes, I put on a couple of pounds.

Stephanie: A few pounds here, a few pounds there, perchance, a few pounds more in the future. You know, ms. Logan is not what she appears to be. She talks about classic design. And she talks about the vision of Forrester. But she never once mentions the artist that created the vision of Forrester. Because Eric forester's vision never included trash. This is ms. Logan's vision. And it ain't classic! It is sex and seduction, pure and simple. This is the real Ms. Logan, the one who slept her way to the top.

Deacon: That's enough, Stephanie.

[ Reporters murmuring ]

Stephanie: She stands before us this evening and discusses propriety, integrity, dignity, promiscuity and family values. Look at these models. Now, who would have ever thunk it? We're getting a lecture on family values from Ms. Brooke Logan. Why, she'd have you think she's the mother of the year. And she is -- the mother of the year. Isn't that so, dear?

Brooke: Stephanie, stop it.

Stephanie: The mother of two adult children, and now another bun in the oven?

Brooke: What are you talking about?

Stephanie: This! Mother of the year! Mommy dearest!

Reporter #1: Is it true, Brooke?

Reporter #2: When are you due?

Reporter #3: Who's the father, Brooke?

Reporter #4: Yeah, who's the lucky man?

Stephanie: Very good question. Ms. Logan, who is the father? Or do we even know?

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